35 Years of Designing Community

Concordia Lutheran Church

 

San Antonio TX

2009

1,700 seat capacity

New Construction

Full Architectural Services

Photos by Kemp Davis

This existing 45 acre campus is located in a rapid populating area of San Antonio and was in need of a new worship hall to accommodate a growing congregation. We set out to design a 1,700 seat sanctuary that would also be expandable to 3,000 in a later phase.  The church also wanted to draw attention from the adjacent freeway both during the day and at night.  To accomplish this, we designed a signature 123 foot stone cross tower on the corner of the building that can be seen from miles away. Stone continues around the church, giving it weight and strength, and is contrasted by a large wall of glazing behind the altar that will over time begin to fill in with colorful stained glass.