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on February 5, 2018 2:51 pm EST
A Texas Masterplan Unfolds
A 91-year-old church in Highland Park is breathed new life with a modern yet respectful masterplan.
Highland Park Presbyterian, Highland Park, Texas. Artwork courtesy of Omniplan.
After celebrating 91 years, Highland Park Presbyterian Church (HPPC) in Highland Park, Texas, selected Dallas-based Omniplan to design a new masterplan that would better position them for the next 10 decades. The congregation is looking to grow and transform the children’s ministries, create a new central gathering space or “heart” uniting all generations, centralize the ministry offices, improve access to bell center/student ministry, and create underground parking.Renovation/expansion plan
The new design features a replacement building for the Hunt Building that will include a lobby and gathering spaces, a large multipurpose worship and fellowship space, adult classrooms, administrative space, a gymnasium, and underground parking. Parking has been an issue for the church for decades, Omniplan's website reports, and the new design provides two underground levels of additional parking spaces that will accommodate future growth of the church. The plans also include significant renovations of the Alexander and Curie Buildings to provide for improved children’s ministries.
Omniplan reports that, as with most of its work in Highland Park, staff knew the importance of staying true to the existing style of the buildings. The new work at the HPPC campus will continue in the Gothic architectural tradition of noted Dallas architect, Mark Lemmon, who designed the original buildings on the campus.