Project Description

Master Plan Study

Location: Kalamazoo, MI

Renovation area: 16,000 SF

First Congregational Church of Kalamazoo is an impressive English gothic structure in downtown Kalamazoo. The building is composed of an original 1927 sanctuary and church house, and a 1960 chapel and meeting room addition.

InForm Architecture was engaged by FCC to develop a facilities master plan of their facility to better meet the needs of their growing congregation. The result of the study was a multi-phase master plan that will open up a large portion of the first floor level for a much-needed gathering area. A skylight will be used to introduce natural light deep into the first floor level. Other plan features include reorganization of the office areas and repurposing and updating of classrooms and meeting rooms.

The church is currently conducting their capital campaign and InForm Architecture is further developing the design in preparation for an anticipated 2017 construction start.