Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Southern Hills Baptist Church Youth Education & Activity Center
Scope of Work:
SGS served as the Prime Contractor on this renovation and addition for the Southern Hills Baptist Church. The scope of work included the construction of a new 16,740 sq. ft. two-story addition, as well as renovating all connecting portions of the existing building.
The new space and renovated spaces provide education classrooms, a large assembly/gathering area, kitchen and break area, lounge, and much needed office spaces for youth workers and staff. The addition connecting to the existing church offices were fully occupied and operational on a full-time bases during construction. Careful planning and scheduling was necessary to ensure the continuous and uninterrupted operations of the office complex during all phases of the renovation and addition of the new structure.
Approximately 9,240 sq. ft. was designed and constructed especially for youth activities, religious education, and fellowship for youth (grades 7 - 12). The assembly/gathering area is a large open space (two stories in height) with a stage; special lighting and sound systems and a large visual imaging system. The entire area is uniquely designed to offer a special “youth appeal” through the uses of both unusual architectural features and color scheme. A canopied entrance with galleria lighting was provided to ensure ease of ingress/egress. To accommodate youth fellowship activities, a large fully equipped kitchen was constructed adjacent to the gathering area, allowing the space to be flexible and multipurpose.
Approximately 7,500 sq. ft. of the new space and all renovated spaces provide new administrative offices for the church staff. Clearstory windows around the interior perimeter create a spacious feeling in the central office area. Each office is equipped with cabinets (with raised panel doors), raised panel entry doors, and red oak trim molding around doors frames and windows. The new and renovated administration areas connect to the existing Welcome Center, which (after renovation) became the main Reception Center.
The building is constructed of structural steel with metal stud framing and a brick veneer. The building is supported by pier and grade beam system with a floating concrete floor slab. The majority of the exterior is brick veneer. Other exterior materials included Senergy Senerflex exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS) on exterior gyp sheathing on metal stud framing.
The scope of work also included the demolition of an existing strip shopping center (approximately 16,500 sq. ft.) and extensive work to provide new and renovated parking areas with new site lighting.