Westminster Presbyterian Church


Client: Westminster Presbyterian

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Status: Design Phase


  • Expansion plan to help growing youth group and administrative offices
  • Balcony addition to accommodate an additional 356 seats
  • Fellowship Renovation to create a more welcoming reception area


Westminster Presbyterian Church, an Atlanta-based church, approached TSW in 2016 with the need to adapt their existing structure to accommodate their growing congregation. The Church Elders requested that a new wing of the church be built to create an open space for the congregation to gather and socialize before moving into the Sanctuary for worship. Additionally, the new wing was to include renovated offices and six additional classrooms, as well as a youth/toddler daycare area.

During the planning period for the expansion, Westminster Presbyterian Church also brought to TSW’s attention the need to increase the current seating capacity of the Sanctuary itself. TSW came up with a solution to add a balcony in the Sanctuary that would provide an exceptional view of the pulpit for an additional 356 congregation members, thus meeting the growing needs of the church.

Furthermore, TSW was approached to help open up the Fellowship Hall of the south wing of Westminster Presbyterian Church, which is a space commonly used for Church meals and large gatherings. By opening and renovating the space, TSW was able to create a greater flow of movement and a more relaxing social space for the congregation. These improvements facilitated the growth of Westminster Presbyterian Church while maintaining the solemnity and sacredness of the existing structure.

In summary, TSW was able to help Westminster Presbyterian Church adapt to their growing congregation by designing and building a new wing, renovating offices, adding classrooms, and increasing the seating capacity of the Sanctuary. Additionally, TSW also helped create a more open and relaxed social space in the Fellowship Hall, which will allow the congregation to gather and socialize more comfortably.