St. John’s United Methodist Church

Location: Austin, Texas
Client: St. John's United Methodist Church
Completion Date: 1998 - Master Plan :: 2002 - Sanctuary Renovation and Family Life Center
General Contractor: SpawGlass Contractors
Project Size: 15,000 SF
Structural Engineer: Jaster Quintanilla
MEP Engineer: HMG Engineers
Civil Engineer: Axiom Engineers
Building Code/Life Safety: Austin Permit Service
Acoustics: Boner Associates
Audio Visual: Boner Associates

A multi-phase Master Plan included renovations, additions, closing a section of street and major new construction. Phases I and II redesigned an underutilized courtyard as the central core for the growing congregation. Restrictions on impervious cover, limited the additional footprint so spaces were turned inside out and circulation was centralized.  Sanctuary renovations brought the congregation and celebrants closer to together and incorporating comfortable seating, natural light, audio-visual presentation equipment and acoustical enhancements.  The multipurpose Family Life Center houses youth programming, meetings and informal worship in the small dynamic volume.