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Bay Area Community Church Student Center & Children’s Wing
Bay Area Community Church Student Center & Children’s Wing
Addition, Renovation

Bay Area Community Church Student Center & Children’s Wing

Addition, Renovation

The new Student Center and expanded Children’s Wing is Waldon Studio Architects, now Michael Graves Architecture’s third design phase for Bay Area Community Church. Special care was taken to create a cohesive building design that fits the design language established in the first two phases.

Embracing a “warehouse” concept adopted by the student ministry, the Student Center addition was designed to foster a connection between interior and exterior spaces and create engaging and relational spaces for youth. The new addition redefines the first impression visitors have as they drive up, creating a new, inviting identity for the east entrance of the church.

The Children’s Wing addition on the west side of the building adds needed classroom space and a special 4th/5th Grade room arranged to serve two functions: large group worship utilizing the stage, video, and lighting, and small group time where children sit at restaurant-style booths with a leader for discussion and crafts. Fitting in with the children’s ministry’s “underwater” theme, the room was designed to resemble the inside of a submarine.

Project Details

Project Market(s)

Worship, K12 Education

Project Service(s)

Architecture

Interior Design

Professional Credits

PlainJoe Studios

Location

Annapolis, MD

Size

38,490 SF (addition & existing space)

Completion Date

2019

Sector Leader

Ravi Waldon, AIA, LEED AP

rwaldon@michaelgraves.com

Awards

2019 AIA Chesapeake Bay Citation Award

2019 WFX Solomon Award – Youth and Children’s Spaces

2019 NACDB Building of the Year

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