Posted on:

Southland Christian Church

Shared By

Mark Thompsonweaetxdyvaydzcwq, EOP Architects

Project Name

Southland Christian Church


2349 Richmond Road


Project Status


Year Completed



133,000 sq. feet

Construction Cost



Southland Christian Church


  • Michael Garrison Associates
  • : Staggs & Fisher
  • Structural Engineer: Brown + Kubican

View all (10) images

Project Description

A unique client’s vision and openness to abstract symbolism provided EOP Architects the opportunity to transform a long vacant and neglected retail mall into an energized campus with a new-found purpose. Southland Christian Church in Lexington, Kentucky, requested a contemporary, iconic design that would be welcoming, inspirational and transformational.

The LED-lighted sun screen that drapes the exterior of the educational center symbolizes a contemporary stained glass window and the slanted colonnade composition that defines the worship center’s exterior is a modern interpretation of the crucifixion. Additional design metaphors include references to the heavens through a pattern of recessed light niches and angular wall planes representing mountains.

The 140,000-square-foot space that formerly housed a large regional department store has been renovated into educational spaces. Adjacent to the educational spaces, a 49,000-square-foot addition houses the 2,800-seat worship center with state-of-the-art audiovisual technology.

The educational spaces and worship center are joined by Connection Point, marked by a large, asymmetrical polygon with a nautical symbolism. At Connection Point, there is a large café for pre- and post-functions as well as an information desk where visitors can find answers to questions.

In addition to the building renovation and addition, the project includes the redevelopment of the 30-acre campus. The site plan includes a formal plaza and parking for 1,800 vehicles.
Add A Project
Publish Your Projects Show off and upload images, text, and video of your work. We pick the very best for our project newsletters. Upload

Join the Discussion

Please read our Content Guidelines before posting

Close X