2016 Outstanding Construction Award Winner
Historic Renovation: No Limit
First Baptist Church Waco
Sanctuary & Other Facility Renovations
Builder: Mazanec Construction Co., Inc.
Design Firm: rbdr Architects, PLLC
Owner: First Baptist Church Waco, Waco, TX
First Baptist Church Waco is located in the heart of downtown, Waco, Texas and was constructed in 1905. The church has stood the test of time, even the 1953 Tornado that destroyed so many buildings in the downtown area.
Mazanec Construction was hired as the Construction Manager at Risk to renovate the existing sanctuary and other church facilities which included the church’s daycare classrooms and Sunday school classrooms. The renovation of the sanctuary included all new finishes including carpet and paint, new LED lighting and dimmer systems, sound system upgrades, glass rail system at balcony to meet life safety codes, as well as refinishing the existing wood pews.
The challenges for the Mazanec Construction Team were working around the all-ready scheduled weddings, allowing the Church to continue having Sunday Services, and having down time for unscheduled funerals. The church sanctuary was a total of 26,700 sf and the day care and Sunday school area was 24,013 sf.