Studio RED Architects designs renovation and updates to St. Peters United Methodist Church of Katy, Texas projected to be complete in 2013.
St. Peters UMC met with the Houston-based architecture firm in August 2011 to plan the additional space and updates to the existing worship facility for all ministry groups including children, students, adult, music and traditional worship. The new children’s building will accommodate ECDC church school and assembly space for the children’s church, “Splash.” Renovating the student building will give St. Peters more classroom space, a coffee bar, multi-purpose assembly space for student worship and recreation. The new music facility addition will give St. Peters’ choir rehearsal space, music ministry offices, music library and storage. Lastly, the sanctuary renovation will expand the Chapel to better serve traditional worship services, increase choir space and the addition of a ramp for accessibility.
Studio RED Architects was selected to renovate St. Peters UMC based on its reputation and expertise designing sustainable and recognized worship facilities. The designs spread over the campus and are integrated with the existing facilities and allow for ongoing operations during construction. The least intrusive methods of construction were put in order so the church could maintain regular ministry schedules.
“It is very rewarding to develop solutions where the church members have input and to see their excitement when they realize their ideas have helped improve the design,” said Sheila Rowley, project manager of the St. Peters UMC project. “We not only provided spaces that are appropriate and supportive of each specific ministry but maintained flexibility for future growth and changes.”
Studio RED Architects has over 20 years of experience in worship facility renovations, additions and design including Houston’s First Baptist Church, St. Clare of Assisi, Faithbridge Church and Lakewood Church.
“We take time in researching the character of a church, learn the thought process and unique ministry in order to better serve each one,” says Pete Ed. Garret, partner at Studio RED Architects. “We have respect for all worship spaces we design and in 2008 we were named ‘Best Church Architect’ at the WFX Convention and Expo hosted by Worship Facilities Magazine.”