Abiding Savior Church


Abiding Savior Lutheran Church & School

Gainesville, FL.

This new mission church acquired a ten acre parcel in a prime location in Alachua County. The congregation required a 13,000 SF facility that incorporated a spiritually uplifting sanctuary seating 225, as well as a flexible building plan. The solution provides for  maximum flexibility in future phases.  The fellowship hall incorporates a removable wall so the space can be used for expansion of 200 seats.  The administrative area is designed for future relocation to an adjacent building. This phase would accommodate an additional 200 seats for a total permanent seating of 425. The first phase plan also incorporates a Ministry Center that includes classrooms for Christian education. Part of the planning requirements provided for a “visioning workshop” to engage the members in the design process. The vision provided a clear program for the building needs and anticiated the growing opportunities of the community. Hirsch provided the architectural design services for the congregation.