• Date Completed


  • Building Area

    15,000 Sq Ft

  • Construction Cost


  • Location

    Lafayette, Louisiana

  • Client

    Good Hope Baptist Church

During his tenure at Architects Beazley Moliere, Adam Beazley, as the lead designer, spearheaded an inspiring transformation for Good Hope Baptist Church, embarking on a remarkable building program encompassing two distinct phases: the construction of a new sanctuary and Family Life Center.

Phase one, expertly guided by Albert Moliere and completed in 2005, saw the realization of the Family Life Center, an impressive space spanning 32,480 square feet. This versatile facility caters to a diverse range of activities, from education and childcare services to administrative offices and a fully-equipped gymnasium. Presently, it serves as a temporary worship area, eagerly awaiting the forthcoming completion of phase two—the eagerly anticipated sanctuary.

To address the pressing need for a permanent worship space, a meticulously designed sanctuary has been crafted, thoughtfully accommodating over 800 attendees. Encompassing just over 15,000 square feet, this sanctuary will embody a haven of worship and reflection. Carefully planned areas for storage, choir rehearsals, pastor meditation, and a welcoming lobby will exude warmth and openness to all who enter.

The seating layout has been meticulously arranged to ensure the congregation’s comfort, with 500 seats available on the first level and an additional 300 in a second-floor balcony. Leveraging materials from the existing Family Life Center, the new sanctuary will seamlessly blend in, while incorporating a few new materials and techniques to accentuate its distinct presence.

With Adam Beazley’s masterful touch guiding the design process, the new sanctuary at Good Hope Baptist Church promises to stand as a testament to thoughtful architecture—a space that fulfills the congregation’s spiritual needs and fosters a welcoming environment for worship and reflection.