The Beacon of Hope Church of God project was to design a new entry for the existing worship center. Beacon of Hope repurposed a former National Guard armory as their church facilities. The congregation expressed two main concerns. First of all, the building was not recognizable as a worship center. Second, the Church lacked a prominent front entry.
To address the first concern, the design includes a new illuminated tower. This approach offered a cost conscious option to make the Worship Center recognizable.
To address the second concern, Foshee Architecture designed a covered drop off and breezeway to help define the entrance. Most noteworthy, the entrance door remains in the same location. Consequently, the interior did not need expensive reconfiguration.
Overall, the design repeats some of the architectural features existing on the building to adress the congregation’s concerns.