First Baptist Church - Sanctuary Addition

First Baptist Church - Sanctuary Addition

Project Name
First Baptist Church
Sanctuary Addition

Address
Roanoke, VA

Architect
Hatfield, Halcomb Architects

Construction of a 69,000 square foot worship center with a seating capacity of 2,800 people as an addition to an existing building. This addition included space for a choir rehearsal room and administrative space for the music director. There is a complete first floor and partial second, third, and fourth floors. The specifications called for an extensive theatrical lighting and sound system in the worship center. All seating in the worship center is located on the first floor and on one balcony level. The balcony structure was designed so that only two supporting columns are visible on the first floor main seating area. This new sanctuary enhances the television broadcast of the church's services.