First Methodist Houston has been a Houston landmark since its construction in 1910. With the dynamic growth of Houston’s Midtown, the church embarked on a long-range plan with our firm to make its historic building more inviting, especially to families with children and to youth. The first phase of that plan provides an accessible path to the sanctuary and created a generous gathering area that encourages fellowship before and after services and. The renovated chapel draws on the historic qualities of the sanctuary. The renovated pre-school area provides a vibrant, fun space for young children. Other elements of the plan include a columbarium and new facilities for the church’s outreach to the homeless.