Austin Chinese Church

Austin, Texas

Ziegler Cooper Architects has recently completed the design for a new 300-seat contemporary sanctuary with a centrally located baptistery. The 2-story volume within the sanctuary features Burch wood walls and acoustical ceiling details. Two large video screens flank the stage while a large central stained glass window centers your attention on the baptistery which is concealed behind a large wood cross. The large cross, also mirrored on the exterior, serves as a welcome sign to the community. The addition of a commons provides a much needed gathering space before and after service. New classrooms, restrooms, dressing rooms and storage were also provided.