Second Baptist Church, Woodway Campus atrium renovation

Church & Religious , Branding & Graphics


Houston, Texas


22,000 sf

Project Features
  • Bookstore/coffee bar integrated into atrium space
  • 64'-wide LED screen ribbon wall
  • New bible study classroom
  • Spacious child play area

In addition to a recent update to Second Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall, Kirksey was asked to update and refresh the Jane Elder Building, one of the most public spaces on the Woodway campus. The common area is a significant point of transition where tens of thousands of churchgoers and school children move from one part of the campus to another.

The update includes the conversion of a former bookstore into an indoor play space. The bookstore was integrated into a coffee bar which was expanded and relocated to the existing atrium space, complete with a variety of seating options and a new fountain. The highlight of this newly renovated atrium includes a 9’-0” tall, 64’-0” wide LED screen ribbon wall. The ribbon wall nests 12’-0” off the ground above the coffee bar, banquette seating, and bookstore kiosk. At the edge of the atrium is a newly installed Ministries wall consisting of 10 vertical mounted LED media screens.

The existing bookstore, multipurpose room, and weight room was demolished, and the shell space was transformed into a newly designed bible study classroom and spacious play area, complete with two climbing towers and dozens of custom new play objects.

Janis Brackett, AIA, LEED AP 713 426 7426
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Janis brings 24 years of experience and a dedication to the collaborative process to Kirksey's Community Projects 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.