the woodlands first baptist church
studio red architects
G2LD served on the design team with Studio Red Architects on an addition and remodel of The Woodlands First Baptist Church. The scope of the lighting design work included exterior facade lighting, including pedestrian and landscape lighting, as well as a new entry lobby and great hall and an addition and remodel of the existing sanctuary. As a part of the sanctuary remodel and addition, the lighting design team specified all new LED downlights to replace the existing inefficient incandescents. The efficient new downlights have an exceptionally long-life, minimizing maintenance concerns, emit almost no heat, saving on air-conditioning costs, and are easily dimmable. The team at G2LD ran photometric calculations to ensure that all the spaces in the 1200 seat sanctuary were comfortably and evenly lit for all occupants. Cylindrical LED pendants in the entry lobby were a dramatic, yet efficient, way to draw visitors in to the new Great Hall. Placed in staggered rows, they convey a sense of movement as one navigates the expansive circulation space. The end result is a beautiful and dramatic, yet efficient, addition to a growing community church.