Irving Bible Church planned to expand their 60,000-square-foot building to better serve its growing congregation and desire for community outreach. An additional 110,000 square feet of space was added utilizing Tilt-Up concrete.
The site played a major role in the project due to its soils, contour and constructed size. Soil conditions required suspending floor slabs 3 feet above a crawl space. Tile-Up was used for perimeter load bearing of these slabs. The contour of the site was taken advantage of by designing the stepped floor of the sanctuary to follow the contours, creating a lower level for backstage and recording studios. Stack panel forming was used due to the space restrictions.
A Tilt-Up sanctuary space was developed within a larger Tilt-Up wall space requiring creative sequencing of construction. The sanctuary "box" is skewed within the orthogonal form of the rest of the expansion, creating unique spaces as the building steps down to match both the topography of the site and stepped floor of the sanctuary itself.
Irving, TX 75063
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