In 2011, Athens Church purchased & renovated a former Wal-Mart into a new campus for their growing church. However, they never intended to acquire the remaining buildings in the strip mall. In early 2014, due to incredible growth, the church engaged Equip Studio to generate a new facility masterplan for incorporating the entire development into their campus. By 2015, they were ready to move forward with the next phase of growth and asked Equip Studio to help them answer the question: “What if?” From there, the design of a Phase 4 facility expansion began to take shape. The result was a new 2,000 seat worship center, relocated & dedicated youth venues, expanded lobby and community space; as well as a new primary entrance that reflects the culture and personality of the church. Equip Studio partnered with BRR Architects to complete the Construction Documents and Construction Administration. Construction began in the Summer of 2015 and was completed in the Summer of 2016.