First Baptist Church of Chandler
[ Chandler, Arizona ]






The First Baptist Church of Chandler, with a congregation of 500 parishioners, has purchased approximately 32 acres of land at the corner of Arizona Avenue and Appleby Road with the intent of relocating the church.

HDA’s design process began with a preliminary information gathering effort resulting in several program approaches, based on amounts of growth.  Site visits were conducted to see how other churches had handled a large, multi-phased development plan.  An overall master plan established land utilization, and a phasing plan for implementing the master plan was developed. 

The location of the Phase I development was restricted to the northwest corner of the property.  The single building planned for construction in Phase I contained a worship center capable of seating up to 550 parishioners.  On one side of the worship center will be the classroom wing where ten classroom spaces, ranging in size from 250 to 600 square feet in size.  On the opposite side of the worship center will be an area of approximately 2,500 square feet where the church offices will be located.

Seating in the worship center will be accomplished using moveable chairs, allowing the space to be configured for several different types of performances and/or food service activities.  This area, when arranged for food service, will be capable of accommodating up to 300 people at dining tables.  The space, true to its Activity Center label, will also house sports functions such as volleyball and basketball.  These activities will probably not occur, at least initially, with great regularity in this space; however, when the final worship center is buildt in future phases, this space will become, almost exclusively, a sports venue.

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Affiliated Company:
HDA Design Group



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459 N. Gilbert Road, Suite C-200
Gilbert, AZ 85234
P: (480) 539-8800
F: (480) 539-8608