Trinity Anglican Westside


Client: Trinity Anglican

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Status: Completed in 2016


  • Adaptive reuse of an industrial warehouse
  • New construction of a connector building between to separate land parcels
  • Creation of an interior “pedestrian street” to join the two distinct buildings


Trinity Anglican Church is an Atlanta-based church that affiliates with the Churches for the Sake of Others, a diocese in the Anglican Church of North America. Trinity Anglican Church believes in community, worship, and formation. Following TSW’s work with Trinity Anglican on their Eastside Church location, Trinity Anglican hired TSW to assist with the adaptive reuse of an existing light industrial warehouse adjacent to their current Church location at 2270 Defoor Hills. The warehouse located at 2260 was renovated into the Church’s Educational Building containing 11 children classrooms and 16 administrative offices.

With Trinity’s wish to maintain two distinct parcels for the separate buildings, an enclosed connector building was built across the property line requiring the building to utilize a 3-hour fire shutter door to allow the project to remain code compliant. To create a consistent aesthetic between the two buildings, a new interior “pedestrian street” was introduced to the project. The “pedestrian street” provides a place for informal gatherings, waiting spaces, and coffee bars. This space creates a contemporary community feel for the Church. In addition, to the creation of the “pedestrian street”, the renovation increased the seating capacity of the Sanctuary from 506 seats to 688 seats. A light industrial aesthetic was maintained on the interior with neutral and white colors. The rough concrete floors, exposed steel, and brick were left exposed to emphasize the contemporary aesthetic.

TSW services included schematic, design, design development, construction documents, value engineering, and construction administration.