Flatirons Community Church
Olson Architecture, Inc.
Lafayette, CO
Project Size
44,000 sf build out
The Flatirons Community Church project consists of an empty core and shell that was converted into a complete church facility including classrooms, offices and a sanctuary. The project’s focus was a very tight schedule that allowed the church to begin meeting in their new facility in early October. 
The sanctuary has a 2,400 sf stage with extensive audio visuals and lighting. The front entry features a sweeping foyer that provides entry to the sanctuary, the majority of classrooms, nursery and office area. The office area provides space for approximately 20 staff members. A second-floor mezzanine overlooking the foyer provides additional office space and a staff break room.
A large backstage area serves as a warm-up and staging area for musicians, lighting and sound technicians. Other features of the build-out include the addition of restrooms, nursery, a small breakroom with sinks, refrigerator, and amenities for coffee. Pinkard also did minor exterior work including the refurbishment of the existing rooftop equipment.
Installation of the complicated audio visual systems required extensive coordination and scheduling of several specialty contractors. Special care was taken to ensure that primary subcontractors could work in concert with the specialty subcontractors in order to stay on schedule.
Demolition began in July. Framing and drywall were done in August and September. 
Church members provided labor and materials for interior painting, carpet and vinyl composition tile. They started painting in early September, but could only work on the weekends. Careful phasing and coordination among the church members, drywall and framing subcontractors brought the job in on time.
Services were held as planned on the first weekend in October.