Kennesaw United Methodist Church

This 130-year old church moved to its current site 30 years ago. In 1970, the first phase of the master plan involving the construction of a two level sanctuary and […]

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Kennesaw United Methodist Church

This 130-year old church moved to its current site 30 years ago. In 1970, the first phase of the master plan involving the construction of a two level sanctuary and classroom was completed. The architecture was compatible with other buildings of that time, which also included Gothic accents. Clay brick, which has a variety of color and an unique texture, was used as the primary exterior building material. A few years later, a second building was constructed matching the architectural style of the original building and providing additional classroom space along with recreation and fellowship areas. This addition also utilized clay brick as the primary exterior material.

The focal point of the campus for the next phase was a brick tower that reaches more than 100 feet above the sanctuary floor elevation. Church leaders felt they had invested wisely in previous phases of their campus development and wanted to continue to use and match existing brick, which was very successful. This new addition provides a large gathering space at the entrance of the sanctuary and a more traditional church style. Removal of an existing portico at the main entrance gave the CDH design team the opportunity to change the scale of the front of the building utilizing more brick and creating a dramatic street view. The new portico entrance, a series of three arches, has a roof line that is lower than that of the nave and the original portico. This offers a significant aesthetic improvement from a tall stucco element that was removed. Adjacent to the portico is a new prayer tower. A prayer room is located in the lower level of the tower. The harmonious use of the clay brick serves to unify the campus, establish a strong visual presence while providing both an update and upgrade for the entire campus.

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Kennesaw United Methodist Church
Kennesaw, GA

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