Cecil B. Day Worship and Ministry Center

Perimeter Church, Johns Creek, Georgia

With a congregation of 6,000, Perimeter Church provides a unique worship experience for the diverse community of Johns Creek, Georgia. The Cecil B. Day Worship and Ministry Center was envisioned as a place to provide an intimate venue for smaller worship opportunities, including weddings, funerals and musical services. Wakefield Beasley was challenged to incorporate the best of classic architectural traditions with the seamless and non-intrusive technological requirements of modern worship. By working very closely with the church’s technical staff and industry-leading audio-visual consultants, the firm was able to effectively conceal and minimize the visual impact of these technologies and other building systems to create a warm space without distractions. Heavy timber framing and exposed tongue and groove wood decking conceal structural steel shapes and create an inspiring worship facility that welcomes parishioners to the 31,000-square-foot space with what has been described by visitors as a “warm hug.”