When Hurricane Harvey struck, Houston Northwest Church took on several feet of water across their campus. Kirksey helped HNW establish a path toward recovery and growth. As part of the master planning, the team decided to demolish the lowest building, the original worship center, since converted to children’s spaces. In it’s place the church developed The Lawn, a central green space for outdoor events. The original administration building was renovated to be used for adult groups and church offices. A future chapel was conceived as part of the master plan.
The 40,000-sf Connection Center and Children’s Building becomes an extension of the existing worship building, elevated to meet new flood regulations. The multipurpose Connection Center serves as a portal to HNW, welcoming members and guests with views to the rest of the campus. The Children’s building includes nursery through fifth grade, with dedicated worship spaces for each age group.