Mountain Creek Baptist Church, a 185-year-old congregation in Greenville, SC, has just completed renovations that will make it easier for visitors to find their way inside.
A new entrance and entrance plaza designed by Craig Gaulden Davis replaced a confusing system of steps and narrow doors and three under-utilized support spaces were combined to create a new welcome center. Near the sanctuary, a narrow corridor and steps that required volunteers to carry disabled participants were replaced with wide ramps to eliminate traffic bottlenecks. A new elevator replaced an outdoor lift.
The project, constructed by Yeargin Potter Shackelford of Greenville, is the first step in a multi-phase master plan prepared by CGD in 2007.