The new Woodstock Community Church is a bright, 19,000-square-foot center of worship designed to take full advantage of its wooded site. Church leaders had a vision of a natural, organic ministry that emphasized intimacy over grandness, so the TSW Architecture Studio focused on creating multiple gathering spaces characterized by natural light and fresh, contemporary finishes. The ‘Woodland Modern’ design style reflects the physical character the church wanted to project to the community as well as to its members.
By carefully monitoring costs and making smart design choices, TSW was able to deliver a beautiful and functional design within the congregation’s modest construction budget. The final design incorporates three individual structures: a 300-seat sanctuary, a fellowship hall which accommodates weekly dining and basketball events and an educational wing designed for a future second floor expansion. Each structure has its own distinctive form and site orientation. A central gathering space and two exterior courtyards link the three structures.