NewSpring Community Church, Children’s Education Building
Connecting to the existing church sanctuary in Anderson, SC, this 50,000 SF building was designed to provide a secure and easily accessible location for children from Kindergarten through 5th Grade. Using three age divisions, the program called for a theater for plays and productions, along with a traditional classroom for each age group, all connected by a two-story corridor. The spaces are colorful and creative, yet use a low technology approach to encourage imaginative learning and areas for acting, music making, puppetry play, and storytelling. Specialized lighting and biblical themes bring energy and interest to an active age group. A second floor provides both open and private office space, as well as conference capabilities for the church’s youth staff.