Parks & Recreation

Grawood Baptist Gymnasium

KSA designed this new, multi-purpose “family life” facility for Grawood Baptist Church in Keithville, Louisiana. The facility includes a full-size basketball court with adjacent seating/recreational alcoves; a 940 square foot commercial kitchen with serving line; craft rooms; classrooms on the first and second floors; and a formal meeting room /parlor convenient to the main entry. A serving window/line opens to the adjacent gym that serves as a dining space. Two separate table layouts were developed that accommodate 396 and 450 people based on either a rectangular or circular table configuration. The kitchen was arranged to receive food service equipment relocated from an adjacent building along and new equipment as required for the projected capacity. Included were a walk-in pantry, china storage, pass-thru commercial refrigerators, convection oven, mixer, soft drink and ice dispensers, and automated washing equipment. An ADA-compliant lobby was created in the area between this building, the sanctuary, and an existing two-story adult classroom building. In this “hub” area, community restrooms and a welcome center/reception area were provided. Additionally, a new covered drop-off with canopy and drive lane, that connects to expanded parking areas that wrap around the facility, was installed.