First Baptist Church Alpharetta


Client: First Baptist Church Alpharetta

Location: Alpharetta, Georgia

Status: Design


  • Phased renovation plan

  • Space utilization study

  • Updated façade and streetscape



TSW was retained to prepare a master plan, including site and facade improvements, for this cornerstone Church in rapidly urbanizing downtown Alpharetta.  The effort began with a utilization analysis to determine future space needs for the congregation and primary school.  TSW then worked closely with the Church to develop a phased approach to improve hallways and common areas that will better link the worship center with the classrooms, as well as create new gathering spaces.

A series of options for proposed facade improvements preserve important elements of the existing architecture, but increase the visibility of the Church to urban frontage along Academy Street. Additional windows will create a welcoming front door.  Other site improvements include better access, easier parking, and an enhanced visitor experience.