Jamail & Smith Construction celebrates project milestone for 46,000 SF church in Houston
(July 6, 2011 - Houston, Texas) - Jamail & Smith Construction is in the midst of constructing the Universal Church in the Westpark area of Houston, TX. The project team, subcontractors and owner were recognized in a "Topping Out" event on June 28th to celebrate the "mid-way" point of project completion.
Jamail & Smith Construction was selected as the Design Builder for the new construction of the 46,000 square foot facility for the Universal Church; Ziegler Cooper Architects is the architect, responsible for leading the design team. This is the fourth project Jamail & Smith Construction has constructed for the Universal Church and is the third project where they have partnered with Ziegler Cooper Architects.
The Westpark Church consists of a single-story church with seating for 1,100 people in the sanctuary. The church is designed with an open floor plan and includes a raised stage, baptistry area with dressing rooms and a TV studio for televising services. The church also houses a wing with six classrooms, a large lobby with a bookstore, four offices, a conference room, call center and recreation area. The structure is constructed of steel and the interior finishes are very modern, mainly consisting of metal wall panels.
The construction of this one of a kind project has sustained employment for over 50 subcontractor and supplier firms in a down economy. This large, prominent project highlights the project team’s expertise while also demonstrating their support for the communities in which they live and work.