westside kings church

 

The architectural design for the Westside King’s Church focused on form and program equally; the philosophy was that public buildings should function in several ways within their communities. Westside Kings Church was designed with a major assembly area (sanctuary), a chapel, kindergarten school, daycare, administration area gym and lastly a large central connecting piece called the “hub” where each of the programmatic elements could organically mingle.  McKinley Burkart strongly believes in the idea of the public realm, including the development of spaces between buildings and the dissolution of hard programmatic boundaries.  Public spaces surrounding the church such as a public plaza and garden were meant to function within the surrounding community as areas for neighborhood events, markets, performances and recreation.