First Baptist Church Piedmont - Gym & Classroom Addition

Piedmont, Oklahoma
 

ddg was asked to prepare a multi phased master plan for the First Baptist Church of Piedmont, Oklahoma.  Phase one of the master plan included additional classroom space, a multi-purpose center to function as a gymnasium & dining facility and a commercial quality kitchen.  

The church’s site, located in the heart of downtown Piedmont, left limited area for expansion.  Church members were hesitant to demolish some of the older church structures on the site, given their historical place in the life of the congregation.  The solution was to span a portion of the new addition over the existing structures.  This allowed the church room to grow, while maintaining a connection to its past.  The multi-purpose addition functions as a gymnasium and fellowship hall with an adjacent commercial-quality kitchen.  The addition provides 18 new classrooms a choir/music suite.  Shell space has also been provided so that an additional nine future classrooms can be finished out as the church’s needs require.