living faith community church

connecting with community

A religious building IN

woodstock, GA

total building size

  • 51,785 s.f.

phase 1 – sanctuary, classrooms, offices, lobby

  • Lower Level:  24,475 s.f.
  • Upper Level:  17,800 s.f

phase 2 – children’s ministry wing

  • Lower Level:  4,755 s.f.
  • Upper Level:  4,755 s.f

building program

  • Vaulted Lobby
  • Vaulted Sanctuary with Balcony
  • Baptistery
  • Youth Chapel
  • Adult Classrooms
  • Secured Children’s Classrooms
  • Music Rehearsal Room
  • Administrative Offices
  • Library
  • Book Store
  • Commercial Kitchen
  • Coffee Bar

site program

  • Outdoor Dining
  • Outdoor Courtyard
  • Playgrounds
  • xx Parking Spaces

general contractor

  • Van Winkle Construction

 our design and master plan is based on

A European Village of Buildings Clustered Together to Create a Courtyard.

Architecturally, courtyards add a design element that creates connectivity between interior and exterior space. The open-air oasis, a rarity in both dense cities and spacious suburbs, provides a multi-functional extension of living space ideal for gathering together, entertaining, and gardening. Unlike an open yard, courtyards created within the boundaries of surrounding buildings provide a tranquil private space for the church community to gather and celebrate together.

Designing a courtyard is in line with our philosophy of providing solid connectivity with nature while responding to client needs and their vision of beautiful, functional spaces. Courtyards can be the heart of a building where natural light and warmth permeate throughout the space.

living in a hyper-connected environment

Is Proven to Induce Stress & Feelings of Loneliness

People yearn to have more connectivity to the world we live in. The same goes for religious buildings as well. A courtyard creates connectivity and promotes interaction between community members.

Natural environments and having access to outdoor space can have a positive impact on physical and mental health, and the benefits of connecting with nature can improve well being. We have to be in contact with our surroundings to acquire an intimate knowledge about them and to protect them. Time spent outdoors has shown to reduce stress levels, strengthen our immune systems, and promote a sense of calmness.

Unlike an open side yard between your church and the parking lot, an enclosed courtyard becomes another room in your church offering a private respite space. Being open to the sky, there are no height limits, and it can be layered with a baptismal pool, outdoor seating, trellises, gardens, children’s playgrounds, or whatever you please.

Letting kids play outdoors is less intimidating and can provide a greater sense of security with a courtyard. They get fresh air, and you get peace of mind. Likewise, adults wanting to unwind in a private setting without missing out on a lovely summer night can get a hold of both.

inside to maintain the well-loved historic façade.  The result is a safe and modern facility within a beautifully preserved historic exterior shell.

From Concept to Completion,

We represent our clients every step of the way.

services provided on this project:

site master planning

building design

construction drawings

interior design

creative design solutions

What We Can Do For You

Feasibility Studies.  We compare multiple locations by analyzing parcel size, geometry, zoning requirements, available utilities, local demographics, and project complexity. 

Building Design.  We marry your program, size, and style preferences with regional materials and local community characteristics to create a building that is unique to your location and your brand.  

Construction Management.  We manage the bidding process, attend weekly conference calls, and monthly site visits.  We track the schedule and costs to make sure you get open on time and that you’re treated fairly. 

Turn-Key Services.  We walk with you every step of the way through design and construction as your advocate.  We organize your service providers and utilities to make the move-in process smooth. 

we help you plan it

Feasibility Studies

Site Programming

Concept Site Plan

Building Programming

Concept Building Plan


we help you design it

Building Design

Zoning Submittals

Interior Design

Construction Drawings

Permit Submittals

we help you build it

Construction Management

Bidding & Negotiating

Value Engineering

Contractor Selection

Costing Administration

we help you manage it

Turn-key Services

Utility Accounts

Security System Vendor

Maintenance Vendor

Schedule Deliveries of FFE

Let’s Start Something New.

Say Hello!

2950 Cherokee St. NW, Suite 600 kennesaw, ga 30144 1.678.398.7744 info@calbertdesign.com