Westwood Chruch's Hearts and Minds early childhood program was having so much success that it required a 15,300 square foot addition to the church campus. The new space designed by RDG Planning and Design provides bright and colorful classroom space for kids ages three through five. There is also nursery space for kids two and younger for the Mom's Day Out program.
The middle school and high school ministries benefit from the expansion as well. Previously they gathered at the neighboring YMCA. The program staff had a large say in the design of the area that resembles a really cool coffee shop.
All photos by: Architectural Photography Inc.
According to Scott Christiansen, Senior Pastor at Westwood Church, the response to the new construction has been all positive. He says the more young families they can reach, the better they fulfill their mission, "Build His Kingdom...One Heart at a Time."
The project was completed in just over a year. During construction, regular church activities continued as normal with minimal disruption to daily activities. In addition, MCL Construction remodeled the church kitchen and its social gathering areas.