Tallowood Baptist Church

Church & Religious , Master Planning


Houston, Texas


57,000 sf

Project Features
  • New worship facility
  • Created acoustically strong space
  • 1,750 - seat worship center
  • Social hall
  • Large choir platform
  • Music rehearsal spaces
Tallowood Baptist Church welcomed the challenge to accommodate a growing and vibrant community. To assist with the expanding congregation, Kirksey developed a master plan that would best utilize their constrained site. This was the first major building campaign in over 30 years, so the significant changes nearly doubled their program spaces. The new worship facility needed to meet two driving goals: create an acoustically dynamic space for choral music and a new pipe organ, and maintain the sense of proximity the congregation had in their previous 1,100-seat worship center. Versatility was the key to design a large entry hall for fellowship, which also serves as a gathering space during the week. New rehearsal spaces and robing rooms gave the music program the space necessary to serve Tallowood’s ministry.
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.