The Boudreaux Group
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Clemson United Methodist | Clemson, SC

Clemson United Methodist Church has enjoyed its downtown location in the small college town of Clemson, South Carolina for nearly 100 years. But, when the need for expansion arose, the congested site would no longer accommodate the programs the church envisioned. The congregation enlisted The Boudreaux Group to develop a masterplan on a new 21.4 acre site fronting one of the major highways that acts as a gateway for the town. In addition to the master plan, The Boudreaux Group also designed the buildings for the first phase of the master plan. These buildings are the two education and office buildings and a fellowship hall that serves as the main sanctuary for the first phase. The project also includes a free standing tower that acts as a beacon for the church. The multi-purpose aspect of the fellowship hall/sanctuary presented an interesting design challenge- creating an elegant space for worship, while providing all of the technical requirements for a performance hall, dining room, kitchen, meeting room, etc. This was accomplished on the interior as well as on the exterior with simple geometry and natural earth-tone colors in a contemporary arts & crafts style that complements the sprawling wooded site. The Capital Campaign for Phase Two of the masterplan, building the permanent Sanctuary, has begun and is generating much excitement among the church congregation and community.

 

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