Whether you are considering a new church building design or interested in additions and renovations, Watkins Architect is a professional architecture firm that specializes in church architecture and religious building design. Our firm provides design services throughout Berks County, Pennsylvania, and the United States.
With our experience, we are church architects available to plan your next building, expansion, or renovation project. We take special care in the design process to connect existing church architecture with new additions.
Our portfolio of church architectural and design services include:
If you are interested or have any questions, contact us through our contact us page or give us a call. Below, you will find our online portfolio of church renovations, additions, and other religious architecture and design projects. Explore to learn more information about each project and see images of church construction.
Watkins Architect designed a three-story, 12,000 sq. ft. addition and renovations to the existing facility, as well as a master plan for all future growth of the church property. New spaces include a Narthex, offices, kitchen and restrooms. Future fit-out of the basement and second floor will provide classrooms, nurseries, conference/library, choir rehearsal, first aid and storage. The primary goals of the addition were to provide accessibility for the aging members of the congregation and to supplement the existing classrooms for both the child and adult members. Special care was taken in the design process to address connectivity between the addition and existing building, to complement and highlight the architectural features of the original 1890 building and to meet the current and future spatial needs of the congregation. Additional features of the design include air conditioning for the existing facility and backlighting for the stained glass windows obstructed by the addition. Furthermore, the original four-story design was modified to meet budgetary constraints.
"After" photos by Patrick Neenan
Master planning was executed in order to determine the feasibility of future growth. Design and construction of a new addition followed, adding a Narthex, main stair, elevator, classrooms and accessible restrooms. Interior renovations included new church offices, a coat room and storage. The exterior of the addition was designed to blend with the existing historical church.
Design and construction of a new 20,000 sq. ft. church. Spaces include a multi-purpose room, commercial kitchen, library, offices, medical room, classrooms and storage. Additional services include master planning for future expansions, pavilions, recreational fields and storage buildings.
Fire restoration 10,100 sq. ft., addition 3,390 sq. ft.
New 4,000 s.f. addition to the existing church building. The addition includes a nursery, choir room, classrooms, storage and a multi-purpose room with moveable partitions for conversion to four additional classrooms. This project included programming, coordination for the demolition of an existing church building on the site and the design of the new addition.
Proposed new 19,400 s.f. church building which includes a multi-purpose room, commercial kitchen, library, cafe, pastor's office, church office, medical room, classrooms for grades nursery thru 12th, and storage. This project included the design of a master plan for the 21-acre site for future expansions, pavilions, recreation fields and storage buildings.
Master planning and design of a new 24,000 sq. ft. addition to the existing church/school facility. The addition will primarily be used by the K-12 Christian school with spaces that include a full-size high school gymnasium/fellowship hall with theatrical stage, commercial kitchen, youth sanctuary, classrooms, school offices, conference room, outside play area and miscellaneous support spaces.
Design builds for 4,600 sq. ft. Social Hall addition and renovation of existing facility. Master plans included social hall, additional classroom space, administration space and renovations to existing facility.