Calvary Baptist Church

Simpsonville, SC

This 2-story addition contains a 1,450-seat sanctuary with balcony, lobby/gathering space, classrooms, and support spaces. The seating is arranged in a fan-shaped layout which minimizes sightline distances and preserves the intimacy of the original sanctuary. The baptistry is located to the side of the platform to accommodate a central projection screen. The lobby will encourage fellowship before and after services and also can be used for gatherings. A new steeple tower contains one of the balcony stairs and serves to mark the church’s location within the community. The new facility is designed to be flexible, serve multiple uses, and allow space for future expansion.