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Building, renovating or expanding a church is a complex process, involving architects, engineers, contractors, building inspectors, and many others. Talley & Smith Architecture can guide you through this process and assist in making sure your project enhances your church’s programs and ministry. We have completed almost every type of church project:

  • Sanctuaries
  • Family Life Centers
  • Education Buildings
  • Daycares
  • Recreation and Youth Buildings
  • Commercial Kitchens
  • Fellowship Halls


Styles have included traditional, blended and contemporary. We are especially known for our ability to design new buildings that complement the existing church’s architecture.

As fellow Christians, the members of Talley & Smith are active in their churches. This personal knowledge and understanding of church programs and ministries informs our architectural process. If your church is considering a building project, team with us and benefit from our depth of knowledge, wealth of resources, and years of experience.

Mt. Home Baptist Church
Morganton, NC

The new sanctuary seats 1,076 including 104 in the choir and 250 in the balcony. The design process dealt with a number of difficult, restrictive site issues and the new building takes full advantage of the limited property available. Completed in April 2007, the sanctuary was designed to enhance the natural acoustics and also includes state-of-the-art audio, video and lighting systems.

Cannons Campground UMC
Spartanburg, SC

New sanctuary seats 400 on the main floor, 78 in the balcony, and 47 in the choir. This project included demolition of the old sanctuary and construction of a new larger sanctuary on the same site.

Whitnel Pentecostal Holiness Church
Lenoir, NC

Two story Fellowship Hall and Classroom addition. Project included an elevator, commercial kitchen, fellowship hall, classrooms, and youth areas. The new building matches the original building and was carefully designed to fit a steep site with difficult drainage issues. This building is the first phase in a multi-phase master plan.

Beaver Dam Baptist
Shelby, NC

Two story Fellowship Hall and Classroom addition. Fellowship hall seats 320 for dinner and includes a commercial kitchen. The building also has an elevator, adult classrooms, children’s classrooms, nursery, snack kitchen, and entrance lobby.

Oxford Baptist Church
Conover, NC

Family Life Center with Administrative Offices. The multipurpose area is suitable for full court basketball, volleyball, fellowship meals, youth and children’s programs, and worship. The building also has adult classrooms, a full office suite for the church staff, a large kitchen, main entrance lobby, and covered drop-off area.