Case Study

Building Community Hope

Kingdom Builders Christian Center, www.kingdombuilders.com, is a community hub of hope in a low– to moderate–income, master-planned community. A compelling activities destination for both youth and adults, modern facilities offer hands-on educational, recreational and spiritual programs that allow participants to grow and prosper. Amplifying its reach, the Center doubles as a contemporary sanctuary and houses a Houston Independent School District Charter School.

Irvine Team led the master plan development team for Kingdom Builder's community-oriented Christian Center that encompassed a Family Life Center, a 7,000-seat sanctuary and a host of retail and civic components. The multi-purpose Family Life Center was designed for ultimate flexibility and around-the-clock use for an extensive range of community and after-school activities. The Center was carefully planned to take the sanctuary to the streets and connect people in healthy ways on an approachable campus. Welcoming gathering spaces include a state-of-the-art Therapeutic Play & Learn Center, the Prayer Institute for 24-hour prayer and meditation, recreational areas, educational space, meeting rooms and computer resources.

Project Facts
$60 million project budget
Houston, Texas
2005 2007
450,000 square feet