- Project Architect – Mark Hilles, AIA
- Architectural Project Manager – Chad Hansen
- General Contractor- Kier Construction
Washington Heights Church in Ogden, UT approached Mountain West Architects to redesign their educational “Kidz Crossing” Children’s center. The ages in this ministry range from infant to 5th grade. Given their ages the existing children’s classrooms were not allowing for efficient teaching or opportunities for the kids to have one educational gathering assembly room. The church’s Student ministry also experienced a renovation through adding multiple educational gathering assembly rooms and a fun student cafe.
For the “Kidz Crossing” area, the Mountain West Architects design team connected three projecting classroom wings and placed the new educational gathering assembly room at the center of the wings. This came after the realization that flipping the location of the children’s ministry and student ministries within the campus would work better in the overall master plan. By placing the “Kidz Crossing” ministry in the Eastern three classroom wings they would have the square footage needed to grow. By connecting the three wings, this made a strong circulation pattern from all points of the 3 classroom wings into the children’s auditorium. Additionally, a central, secure children’s check-in was established in a good location for the overall flow of the church. The result has been exciting growth for the “Kidz Crossing” ministry.
The final priority was the Student Ministries. The ages in this ministry range from 6th to 12th grade. Within an existing area of the facility, separate high school and junior high gathering assembly rooms were established. In each instance this involved combining two former small classrooms into one large multipurpose room. Also, a cafe for the Student ministries was introduced at the entry point into the area. The Cafe has turned out to be a highly used area by these young adults.