Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Cherokee Hills Baptist Church Auditorium
Scope of Work:
SGS served as the Prime Contractor / Design-Builder on this renovation and addition for the Cherokee Hills Baptist Church. The scope of work included the design and construction of a 14,200 square feet addition to the Church. The addition included a new Auditorium, Foyer, Choir Suite, Sound System, Men and Women’s Restrooms, Mechanical/Electrical Rooms, Parking for 125 Vehicles, and an Exterior Courtyard.
The new Auditorium has seating for 750 members/guests, a baptistry, a motorized projection screen, and sound system. The Choir Suite includes risers in the same configuration as the auditorium, seating for 65 choir members, multiple storage areas for robes, and a music library.
This project also involved the restoration of the north façade of the existing facility. The restoration included demolition of the existing entrance and constructing a new entrance that blended with the new addition. All windows on the north façade were replaced to match the style of the addition while providing new energy efficient units. Landscaping and green areas were also be created to break up the existing front façade.
The exterior finishes for the Church were chosen to be compatible with the existing facility. The building exterior consists primarily of face brick to a 10’ height with an exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS) above. EIFS was also used at the new entrance on the existing facility and on the new front elevations to tie the entire building together. The roof system for the addition used standing seam metal panels, which allows more interest and color to the facility. Large amounts of aluminum window systems were used to help identify the entrances and to allow views both in and out of the facility at the foyer and courtyard areas.
The courtyard area services a dual purpose of creating a nice space while separating the addition from the existing building to meet code requirements. A large Porte-Cochere on the west side of the Church helps identify the main entrance, while providing a practical drop-off and pick-up area for parishioners. An exterior walkway extends down the west and south sides of the addition helps break-up the mass of the Sanctuary while providing additional area to congregate when the weather permits.