Philadelphia PA | 2016 | Conceptual
First established in 1931, the Metropolitan Baptist Church has seen faith restored, spiritual growth and spiritual healing under new leadership. In 2006, the church developed and put forth an aggressive plan for renovating the church building. Strategic nips and tucks will enable this historic church to fulfill its goal of becoming a community hub with the help of the Community Design Collaborative. The Collaborative created a conceptual plan showing how the demolition of just a few walls can transform the fellowship hall into a great reception space and existing small classrooms into a computer lab and co-working space. An improved entrance and accessible bathrooms allows the church to become a welcoming hub to everyone.
Photo credit: Community Design Collaborative