With the opening of this 51,774sf 2-Story Worship Center, Seacoast Church will no longer need to turn away community members. This 2,500 seat project includes state-of-the-art audio, visual, and lighting systems to allow the Mount Pleasant, SC location to live broadcast to several of their other 14 campuses. Three levels of seating are created through a sloped slab on grade and the use of stadium seating, all while allowing a full A/V production booth to nestle under the upper sections. A raised concrete stage with recesses for speakers and other audio equipment provides a durable platform for this center dreamed of for over 20 years ago. Insulated sandwich panels are used to create exposed concrete finishes on the inside while incorporating several finishes on the exterior. Custom lapped siding formwork produced a unique finish on the front of the building while smooth bands between reveals and added board-formed formliner also accent these panels. Large openings and gable shaped tops create even more interest across the facade. Four 65’ tall insulated panels create a tower that is also accented with reveal patterns to mimic the storefront systems used throughout. With a complex angular floor plan setup by acoustical needs, Tilt-Up panels needed to be shaped in both plan and elevation with very few repeatable panels. Thickened vertical and horizontal sections were required at several of the interior-exterior panels, with some locations becoming steel supported spandrel panels due to the large openings required at the interior lower levels. Site built, wide flange trusses spanning 164 feet support a production catwalk and bear on thickened panel legs. The large double-height lobby was a big part of the project as it connected the new Worship Center with the existing addition. New back-to-back Tilt-Up panels were required for fire protection, with the alignment of openings a crucial task to connect the new with the old. Shoring of the existing structure while demolition, panel building, erection, and day-to-day church operations demanded intense planning. Fighting for several years with not having enough room and having to turn away patrons, Seacoast Church Worship Center finally allows the Church to serve its expanding community to the fullest.
Mt. Pleasant, SC