Purpose Building, East Maryville Baptist Church|
Falconnier Design Company
4622 Chambliss Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37919
Location: Maryville, Tennessee
Date Bid: Feb 2011 Construction Period: June 2011 to Aug
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.
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.
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
Lighting: Industrial Lighting Products, Baselite Corp., Con-Tech,
Visa, Maxilume, LBL