Parkway United Methodist Church

Church & Religious


Sugar Land, Texas


34,000 sf

Project Features
  • Youth Building
  • Classroom wing & gathering space
  • 60-seat chapel
  • Light-filled, double height atrium space
  • Worship space, coffee bar, outdoor patio

With a strong emphasis on children and youth ministries, a new 34,000-sf youth building for Parkway United Methodist Church offers incredible opportunity to reach out to the surrounding community. The building features a straight-forward classroom wing adjacent to a light-filled, double height atrium space. The large communal atrium serves as a gathering space for many varied programmatic elements such as an elegant 60-seat chapel that provides an intimate space for small services; a coffee shop that allows families to visit with friends while watching their children play in the Indoor Play area; and a bookstore that provides spiritual guidance on the go. The second floor houses administrative staff well separated from a high school and middle school suite. Young adults enjoy a large industrial worship space, a hip coffee bar, outdoor patio, classrooms and fitness rooms.


Janis Brackett, AIA, LEED AP 713 426 7426
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As our Community Team Leader, Janis brings 20 years of experience and a dedication to the collaborative process to Kirksey’s Community Team. Besides her proven ability to keep projects in budget and on schedule, she is enthusiastic about developing relationships with her clients and seeing their ideas and goals become realized. Janis was the 2014 President of AIA Houston, the 2010 Chair of Gulf Coast Green, and also served on the Editorial Committee for GreenWorks Houston.