Grace Covenant Church | Worship Center  

Austin, Texas 

The building’s placement accomplishes two main objectives. The first is to preserve the site’s massive live oak trees. The trees now shade a courtyard that welcomes visitors through tall open arches into the entry foyer, and provides a comfortable and beautiful outdoor gathering space. The second objective is to achieve high public visibility from the roadway.

The organizing design theme chosen was the diadem / crown of thorns. This motif is reflected in stone towers, window mullions and light fixtures, and culminates at the prow of the Worship Center in a colored glass crown chancel piece with steel tines.

Size: New ~ 40,800 SF

Client: Grace Covenant Church

Components: 1,700-seat Sanctuary Building, Foyer, Courtyard; located at prominent highway intersection.

Completion Date: 2008

Services: Master Planning, Programming, Full Architectural Services, Interior Design, Exterior Building ID Signage Design.

Awards: CTMCA Golden Trowel Award for excellence in Stone Design

Photos by Michael A. Muller

 

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