Central Baptist Church in College Station, Texas is a 90-year-old church that continues to grow, especially in the demographic of young families. This growth led Central Baptist to hire GFF to design a new dedicated Children’s Building that will triple the size of the existing children’s facilities. The 76,000 SF new building solves many of the problems of the existing space. Beyond adding additional classrooms the new design allowed the children’s staff to rethink what was needed, how they educate and the worship environment for today’s children. The children’s spaces will be consolidated into a single area off a new large children’s lobby to improve access for parents and increase security. There will be a much more optimal mix of large group and small group environments arranged in such a way that will be will be much easier to operate. GFF and the church worked with theming consultant Little Mountain Productions out of Tulsa, Oklahoma to provide children specific theming focused on the gathering space, large group worship venues along with highlights throughout to animate the space. The project is currently
under construction with completion estimated Fall 2017.