OurCalling Church - Dallas, TX
Size: 31,462 sq. ft.
Contract Type: G.M.P.
Anticipated Completion Date: March 2017
McCarthy Architecture was selected to assist OurCalling, a homeless ministry and church, in renovating a vacant, deteriorating two-story property in Central Dallas. OurCalling is a nonprofit organization which ministers to the unsheltered homeless community. The purchased building was a former newspaper office which had sat dormant for decades and had been heavily vandalized. The building had been stripped to its shell, necessitating all new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, main feature stairs, an elevator to the second floor, exterior glazing systemswindows and all new interiors. The first floor features a large reception area in addition to an assembly space designed to accommodate up to 200 people for services. Additional spaces include offices, pastoral counseling rooms, classrooms, individual shower rooms, a catering area, a receiving area and storage for homeless resources.