Founded in 2014, Ekklesia Christian Church in Conway, SC engaged Equip to provide masterplanning services that would give them more space and a more welcoming environment for their congregation. The plan is to utilize the site in the rear to expand their building, nearly doubling the square footage for their ministry. The existing building will be renovated just for their kids and a 32k sf. addition will provide a new spacious lobby (whose linear pendant lighting will be the commanding feature design of the building), a new 1,200-seat worship auditorium, a cafe, and production space.
While Ekklesia’s existing facility was constructed using tilt-wall, the addition is to be built using a pre-engineered metal building to maximize budget. This meant our team was faced with establishing a smart design solution that merges the two seamlessly. The church is currently under construction and is expected to be complete late 2024.