Dawson Memorial Baptist Church

Dawson Memorial Baptist Church is a large church that is located in downtown Birmingham. It is rich in character and contains distinctive architecture. Church leaders were committed to preserving the […]

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Dawson Memorial Baptist Church

Dawson Memorial Baptist Church is a large church that is located in downtown Birmingham. It is rich in character and contains distinctive architecture. Church leaders were committed to preserving the beauty of the site and also are committed to being good neighbors on adjoining properties. The church sits on a very tight footprint and the creation and expansion of the children’s area required designers to take beyond the normal limitations. A strategic master plan had been developed for the church’s campus but CDH as asked to expand this plan and update it helping the church to stay in step with its growth, especially among young families.

The church’s master plan committee outlined the priorities for taking care of the needs of children and senior adults while improving circulation and pedestrian access. Designers wanted to create a facility that embraced the church’s multi-cultural services.

The master plan was developed based upon the committee’s directives and the input of each ministry focus of the church. In phase one a new children’s building was completed. Phase two includes renovation of the senior adult area, improving the church’s flow and circulation, along with creating new gathering spaces. Future phases include the renovation of the worship center and education space. The strategic plan allows for this campus makeover to take place with minimal inconvenience of current ministry programs.

Owner

Dawson Memorial Baptist Church
Birmingham, Alabama

Square Footage

45,260

Awards

Alabama Chapter of Associated Builders
Merit Award

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