3Circle Church began working with Equip Studio in the fall of 2016 on a Masterplan for their Fairhope (South) Campus located in Fairhope, AL. The goal was to expand the capacity of their current facilities and explore the possibility of maxing out the 10 acre site where they had already complete three previous phases of construction. The solution was to build a new 1,200 seat worship center & lobby, and then renovate a large portion of their existing ministry spaces. Working closely with the General Contractor, Engineers and Owner’s Representative, we developed a strategy for completing the work in a multi-phased construction project that significantly minimized disruption of the ongoing ministries on the site.
In the first sub-phase of construction, the existing student ministry building was converted into a new administrative suite. The areas currently being used by the children’s ministry were then converted into student ministry space as part of the second sub-phase. While those areas were being completed, the third sub-phase included the addition of the new worship center and lobby. Finally, the existing worship center was retrofitted with a new second floor under the existing roof resulting in the creation of a “new” two story children’s education space. The church was then able to discontinue use of their three portable buildings and expand their parking.