First Baptist Church Dallas Children's Ministry
With a design/build project of this scale, the challenge is often one of budget management. Contracted directly with First Baptist Church and working with their owner’s rep and church board of directors, our goal was to achieve a cohesive aesthetic throughout the three separate floors while paying close attention to the range of developmental differences of the children who would ultimately be using the play areas.
With that in mind, the Kid’s Cove on the first floor would feature a tropical-island feel–complete with palm trees, a colorful light-house and soft, low-to-the-ground sea creatures for the little ones to explore. The second floor, for slightly older kids just beginning to venture out into the wider world, there was Kid’s Town. With its post-office, pet store, barber shop and deluxe play-area that featured a tree house seemingly constructed by children, this friendly slice of Americana is a perfect place for kids to run and play and pretend. The third floor, designed especially with the more discerning tastes of the pre-teen in mind, was created as a Mission Control space port and decked- out with a wall sized world map, pulsating chaser lights and an eight-foot-tall internally illuminated kiosk with built in touch-screen monitors. The activity area for these older kids was a mash-up of famous landmarks from around the world. Slides and climbing structures incorporated replicas of the Eiffel Tower, the Golden Gate Bridge, The Sydney Opera House, Big Ben, and of course, this being Texas, The Alamo.
By having worked with wide variety of clientele; from hospitals, to retail outlets, to children’s museums, Dillon Works is able to offer an array of fresh design approaches and up-to-date construction know-how that companies who focused solely on a single industry cannot. For the folks at First Baptist Church, who were adamant about not wanting “the same old thing,” this kind of “cross-pollination” became a major factor in their decision to award us the contract for this state of the art worship facility.
- Client : First Baptist Church Dallas / Anchorpoint
- Design : Dillon Works Inc.
- Venue : Children's Ministry Education Building
- Location : Dallas, TX