KAI Conducts Feasibility Study, Master Plan Design for New Methodist Church in Georgia
St. James United Methodist Church is one of the oldest African American Methodist churches in Alpharetta, GA, known for its strong community presence, position and heritage.
KAI worked closely with church committee members to conduct a feasibility study that investigated the community's worship needs and also developed a master plan for designing a church that's both practical and functional.
The contemporary design for Phase I is a three-level, 160,000-square-foot structure with below-grade parking. The design also includes a 1,200-seat sanctuary, capable of expanding up to 1,800 seats in future phases. Designs for the structure also include a spacious foyer, wide corridor running the length of the building, a children's play center, cafe, meeting/Sunday school rooms and office suites.
The church is currently raising capital for the facility's construction, with the design expected to be completed in early 2018. KAI partnered on the project with Dallas-based GFF, an architectural firm specializing in contemporary church design.