First Baptist Dallas – Horner Building Expansion
Dallas, Texas82,300 SFBeck – Architecture
Because of the success of First Baptist Dallas’ major campus transformation designed by Beck in 2013, the church’s ministries for children and adults has grown tremendously. To accommodate this growth, First Baptist Dallas once again engaged Beck to design new education facilities. Beck’s concept was the radical idea of adding two floors on top of the church’s existing 5-story Horner Education Center and Parking Garage.
To enhance uses of these spaces throughout the week, for in-person or online learning, spaces are all equipped with technology and sized for scalability of group needs. Beck’s design concept also integrates comfortable, flexible gathering zones to encourage personal and family connection and informal gatherings for the large church congregation outside of their classrooms. The Horner Building expansion design provides not only more space for Christian education and growth, but creates a place to build community and connection among the congregation.