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  Multi Purpose Building, East Maryville Baptist ChurchMulti Purpose Building, East Maryville Baptist Church


Falconnier Design Company
4622 Chambliss Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37919

General Description

Location: Maryville, Tennessee
Date Bid: Feb 2011 Construction Period: June 2011 to Aug 2012
Total Square Feet: 41,656 Site: 22.06 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: Lower level, 8,404; first floor, 33,252; total, 41,656 square feet.
Building Height: Unfinished lower level, 12’, first floor, 28’8”; total, 40’8”. Basic Construction Type: New/III-B, Sprinklered.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: CMU, brick. Roof: Asphalt shingles, membrane. Floors: Concrete, wood, precast. Interior Walls: CMU, metal stud drywall.

Project Team

General Contractor: Jenkins & Stiles, LLC - 10617 Deerbrook Drive, Knoxville, TN 37922
Structural Engineer: 4th Dimension Designs, Inc. - 817 Venture Court, Waukesha, WI 53189
Mechanical Engineer: Albert F.G. Bedinger Consulting Engineers, P.C. - 500 Clyde Street, Knoxville, TN 37921
Electrical Engineer: Vreeland Engineers, Inc. - P.O. Box 10648, Knoxville, TN 37939-0648

In 1998 the East Maryville Baptist Church made a bold move; they decided that their existing building was too small but too old to effectively renovate, so they employed Falconnier Design Co. to plan and design a 45,000 square foot worship center on the property they had purchased next door. Slightly more than a decade later, this dynamic church had outgrown its new facility. The logical choice for designing the next phase was Falconnier Design Co.

The next building had to have a large number of functions under one roof; fellowship hall, athletic recreation ministries, youth worship, children's assembly and adult Sunday School. For the children, security was an issue, and for the fellowship area, proximity to the main auditorium was a factor. Falconnier Design Co. took all of this into consideration to produce a design for a 33,000-square-foot facility (with an additional 8,000 square feet of unfinished space in the lower level) which was also built for less than the church's intended budget.

The facility has a 7,000-square-foot multi-purpose room which can also function as a gymnasium with a wood athletic floor and retractable basketball goals. It is accessed from the building's main entrance which also functions as a parlor for intimate gatherings or wedding showers. A full kitchen is adjacent to this space provides the ability to serve hundreds of people at dinner functions. Most of the facility's adult classrooms open directly into this room, obviating the need for excess space in corridors.

Two smaller spaces of about 3,000 square foot each accommodate youth and children's assemblies, with secure access to classrooms. The children's area has its own entrance to the building and is separated by security check points from the rest of the building. The children's assembly area can accommodate 100 children in an assembly, and is directly accessible to the children's classrooms.

The youth assembly room is equipped with state-of-the art sound and visual equipment, and also has its own entrance to the building. The youth entrance also has a lounge area with a coffee bar. Each of the building's three areas are themed to match the intended use, and Falconnier Design Co's professional interior designer created the unique identities of each space.

The unfinished basement will eventually provide spaces for the church's staff offices, as well as space for storage, housing for the church's field equipment and athletic equipment rooms for the church's outdoor athletic ministries. A stairway connects the two levels together and is easily accessible from the multi-purpose room.

Although a massive building, the facility had to match the existing buildings of the church campus in form, materials and colors, but had a smaller design budget to do so. By creatively mixing the exterior materials of brick, stucco and painted concrete block, Falconnier Design Co. was able to achieve a complementary palate of materials for the new facility while staying within the stated budget.

The completion of the new facility means that East Maryville Baptist Church will have the space to grow into the next decade of service to Christ and to the people of the City of Maryville.

Product Information
Building Envelope: Nucor
Roofing: Dow Building Products, Owens Corning, Nucor
Windows: The Vistawall Group
Entrances & Storefronts: The Vistawall Group
Flooring: Patcraft, Bigelow, Armstrong, Shaw, Connor Sports Flooring
Lighting: Industrial Lighting Products, Baselite Corp., Con-Tech, Visa, Maxilume, LBL

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