Brasfield & Gorrie Completes Construction of Riverside EpiCenter

January 6, 2014

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Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral’s New EpiCenter to provide safe, family-oriented place for community

Atlanta, Ga. (Jan. 6, 2014) – Brasfield & Gorrie today announced the completion of the Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral’s Riverside EpiCenter in Austell, Ga. The $33 million multipurpose facility will offer programs and activities for the entire community.

“This building will benefit people of all ages, and it is certain to become a focal point in the community,” said Brasfield & Gorrie Division Manager Ben Barfield.

Brasfield & Gorrie’s Atlanta office teamed with Pieper O’Brien Herr Architects and Word of Faith to build the two-story, 112,000 sq ft facility that totaled $27.2 million in construction costs. It features a 600-seat auditorium for plays and other productions, a six-lane bowling alley, a youth center with an arcade and computer stations, recording and dance studios and a café and food court. Also, the facility has a gym, lockers, indoor overhead walk/run track and a full-service health club that includes a spa, saunas and steam rooms.

Sustainable design and construction techniques were used throughout the project, which is seeking Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver certification.

Located across from the church’s main entrance, the center held a grand opening event on Jan. 4, 2014.

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