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Friendship Baptist Church, Owasso, Okla.

Mid-West Steel Building Co. supplied primary and secondary framing, 24-gauge BattenLok HS and Double-Lok roof panels for the 51,000-square-foot addition to Friendship Baptist Church, completed in 2013.

Mid-West Steel Building Co. supplied primary and secondary framing, 24-gauge BattenLok HS and Double-Lok roof panels for the 51,000-square-foot addition to Friendship Baptist Church, completed in 2013. There were many design challenges; the structure was skewed 69 degrees to the main entry structure and the corner column at the attachment had to end and be supported above the mezzanine ceiling. The project consisted of seven areas: a sanctuary, classroom building, north entry, main gathering area, corridor, entrance tower and drive-through canopy.

The sanctuary building and worship area is a 16,900-square-foot structure with a 39-foot eave height and a 24-gauge Burnished Slate Batten- LokHS 4:12 roof. The roof's four corners are hipped, forming a low pyramid shape. A 30-foot-wide dormer with valleys and a ridge extends out 6 feet beyond the north wall.

The south wall has a 5,900-square-foot lean-to classroom building with a full mezzanine and a 25- foot, 4-inch low side eave height and a 24-gauge Galvalume Double-Lok 1/2:12 roof. Both end walls have a 29-inch-high parapet. Both north corners of the sanctuary building are wrapped in lower eave height lean-tos and single-slope buildings. The backstage, choir area and green room are in the northwest corner.

The northeast corner is the north entry area. These structures have an almost flat TPO roof over zee purlins and PBR panels and a full mezzanine. There are 29-foot, above-finished-floor (AFF) parapets on all exterior walls.

The exterior wall of the main gathering area is curved with a 50-foot, 2-inch radius. The curving is made with vertical studs that run from finish floor to 29-foot AFF. The spandrel beams in this area are segmented instead of curved between the lean-to columns. The straight walls and curved exterior walls in this area have many large windows that provide views from the mezzanine and main gathering area.

The east side of the sanctuary building has lower eave height lean-tos in various widths to form a corridor and main gathering areas. The corridor area has a cantilever mezzanine.

At the end of the main gathering area opposite the sanctuary building is the entrance tower or main entry. The 680-square-foot building has a 36-foot, 8-inch eave height and a Burnished Slate 24-gauge BattenLok 4:12 roof. The corners of the roof are hipped back to the building ridge line at 45 degrees. The high eave height compared to the small width and length of the building gives it a tower look.

On the northeast corner, the entrance tower is the drive-through canopy area. This building and canopy is a 1,520-square-foot lean-to with a 15-foot low side eave height and a 24-gauge Galvalume DoubleLok 1/4:12 roof. All three walls have a 16-foot, 9-inch AFF parapet and are opened to 13-foot AFF. All the exterior walls for the buildings are sheeted with 26-gauge, reverse-roll PBU panels with a 2-inchdeep EIFS system overlaid, or brick facade.

The sanctuary building, north entry, corridor, main gathering area and entrance tower do not have ceilings. Everything exposed from the floor level was painted black and the blanket insulation was furnished with black facing to camouflage the framing. The project was Mid-West Steel Building Co.'s building of the year in its 2013 design-build competition.

Architect: Daman + Lechtenberger, Tulsa, Okla.

General contractor: Daniels & Daniels, Broken Arrow, Okla.

Erector: Mini Erection Services, Tulsa

Metal building/metal roof panels: Mid-West Steel Building Co., Houston, www.mid-weststeel.com