Self+Tucker Architects

First Baptist Church Broad Avenue

This project concentrated its design efforts on expanding the worship and administrative spaces of the existing congregation of First Baptist Church Broad. A spacious south lobby with monumental staircase and a bookstore welcomes the visitor upon entry. New Sanctuary, which seats almost 1,500 people, and a Chapel were designed to provide intimate worship spaces for the growing number of church members. A new baptistery became an important part of the Sanctuary’s area. Other support spaces, such as the choir practice room, usher’s room and administrative offices were strategically placed towards the north entry of the Broad Avenue to create a smooth connection between the existing administrative offices.