Community Spaces

PLACES OF WORSHIP: First Christian Church of Selma | Selma, CA | Unbuilt

Planning for this new church called for an initial phase of 9,150 square feet with a future expansion of 1,400 square feet. The corner site was surrounded by subdivisions and the high school was ideal for phased development.  The plan envisioned an “outdoor room” occupying the corner with three wings converging at this prominent location.  The west wing would house administrative offices, a diagonal wing 45 degrees to the corner would house the sanctuary, and the north wing parallel to the major street would occupy a fellowship hall and kitchen. Programming, concept design, and cost estimating were performed to assist the congregation and determine how best to develop as they moved from a building that was nearly 100 years old, to a new facility. The move involved consideration of new patterns for worship and new programs not afforded in their current outdated structure.


(Architect of Record: Taylor Teter Partnership)


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