River Pointe Community Church

Church & Religious

Location

Houston, Texas

Size

32,000 sf

Project Features
  • 1,400 seat worship center
  • Gathering spaces
  • Lobby
  • Café
  •  Bookstore

After purchasing a 93-acre parcel of land in Fort Bend County, River Pointe Community Church asked Kirksey to design a 32,000 square foot phase-one worship center for 1,400 seats. River Pointe challenged the design team to create an inviting building that would appeal to the existing community of 600 families as well as non-church goers in the area.

The design stems from the church's desire to create a human-scaled village rather than an imposing ecclesiastical campus. The lobby, café, and bookstore open up onto a large plaza, creating an extension of the church's gathering spaces. The administrative wing houses church offices, classroom space and a warming kitchen. The one-story wing will help to keep the large auditorium space beyond from seeming so large as congregates approach from the orchard-inspired parking.
 

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.

  • Worship Facilities Conference & Expo (WFX), House of Worship Awards, Best New Construction, 2006