Client Idlewild Baptist Church

Idlewild Baptist Church

Lutz, Florida

The relocation of Idlewild Baptist Church to a 147-acre site, presented certain design challenges such as a 14-acre lake wetlands and possible sink holes. A two-phase master plan was created with Phase I consisting of a 440,000-SF facility to house a 5,400-seat worship center, educational classrooms, catering kitchen, music facilities, broadcast facilities, and exterior recreational playfields. The worship center was designed to facilitate televised presentations, with expansive support spaces and complex audio visual capabilities. Phase II is a planned expansion of the educational wing, additional enhancements to the campus setting, and potential future expansions of the facility.

At a glance

147-Acre Site

440,000 SF

5,400-Seat Worship Center


Large Multipurpose Venue

Catering Facilities

Designed with Future Expansion in Mind


Master Planning

Architectural Design