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East Side Church of Christ

Kennon|Calhoun Workshop

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19,300 sq. feet
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This new church for 400-member congregation, comprised of people whose livelihood comes from both local agricultural and town-oriented vocations consists of an auditorium, administrative offices, classrooms and fellowship hall.

Emphasizing form and simple detailing, traditional articulation was translated using modern materials such as a standing seam metal roof, white vertical metal siding, a low brick foundation and white aluminum windows. These materials mimicked the traditional materials but brought economics and durability to the current church.

In order to facilitate the potential of a phased development, the program and design organizes itself into three distinct volumes: auditorium with administrative offices, educational spaces, and fellowship hall.  These three forms are then connected by a central corridor which becomes the spine of church activities. Pushing the parking to the rear of the building away from the roadway allows the church to seem to be situated in a field since no cars are visible from the road.

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