By Sandra Beer, GFF Architects
When Rush Creek Church came to GFF Architects in 2017, they were in the early stages of planning for facility enhancements on each of its three campuses. From simple interior upgrades to full scale building additions, the church was experiencing increased attendance and required a comprehensive needs assessment to address how to best accommodate current needs and increased growth.
At the Rush Creek – Mira Lagos campus in Grand Prairie, Texas, they focused the next phase of building projects on expanding its Children’s and Youth ministries, a new Worship Center, and new indoor and outdoor Gathering spaces. Like many fast-growing churches today, Rush Creek prioritized attracting young families and investing in its programs for the next generation. Early in the design process, the GFF design team developed five primary organizing principles of design that allowed Rush Creek to address immediate needs and guide long term growth.