Wildwood United Methodist Church|
TURNER PARTNERS ARCHITECTURE, LP
333 Cypress Run, #350, Houston, TX 77094
Total Square Feet:
July 2004 to May 2005
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Conti Jumper Gardner & Associates - 3949 Braxton, Houston, TX 77063
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Fretz Construction Co. - 6301 Long Drive, Houston, TX 77087
MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: The PDC Group - 32015 State Highway 249, #117, Pinehurst, TX 77362
CIVIL ENGINEER: Bleyl & Associates - 2251 North Loop 336 West, #B, Conroe, TX 77304
The Wildwood United Methodist Church is situated on a wooded site north of Houston in Magnolia, Texas. The19,000-square-foot building is the first phase of a master plan and consists of a 400 seat multi-use worship hall, classrooms, administrative offices and a commercial kitchen capable of catering to large functions.
The use of basic building materials such as wood, stone and plaster as used for millennia give the building a well-grounded appearance which is reflective of its intended use.
The arched openings, stone and plaster on the exterior reflect the Mediterranean architecture along with low slope roofs with large overhangs and clerestories. The architecture is further enhanced by two small atriums flanking the main entrance and invite for spiritual reflection. The use of natural building materials such as stone and wood is continued through to the interior.
Exposed, laminated structural wood arches and beams along with exposed tongue and groove wood roof decking radiate warmth and comfort, and create an inviting space for worship and various communal functions.
DIV 08: Entrances & Storefronts, Windows: Kawneer.
DIV 09: Stained Concrete: Chemstain by L. M. Scofield, applied by Freehand Concepts.