2014 Solomon Awards
The Worship Facilities Solomon Awards recognizes churches and their partners for excellence in facilities design, building expansion or remodeling, operation excellence, innovative use, and technical production.
Winners were announced on October 1, 2014.
View 2014 Solomon Awards Winners.
All Building Contractor
Asbury United Methodist Church Sanctuary
Churches by Daniels has completed a sanctuary remodel for Asbury First United Methodist Church in Tulsa, OK. It teamed with AE Global Media in order to provide a complete design-build package for the entire project, including all of the construction and AVL elements.
Elevation Church - Lake Norman Campus
The construction of Elevation Church Lake Norman, marked the largest church construction project in Cornelius, NC. This 41,600-square-foot, $5 million renovation project transformed a former cineplex, into a state-of-the-art worship center. The vibrant and colorful design re-energizes this previously underutilized facility, transforming it into a community space that will engage the community.
Elizabeth Cramer Chapel at Arborlawn United Methodist Church
Elizabeth Cramer Chapel Addition at Arborlawn United Methodist Church is shaped like an Ark, with technically challenging radiused walls and ceiling. The vaulted ceiling provides an airy feel, while the stained glass windows and woodwork lend interest and warmth.
First United Methodist Church Dallas
The First United Methodist Church Dallas project includes a 16,000-square-foot renovation and a 12,800-square-foot addition connected by a sky bridge. The renovation features a two-story glass entry and a multipurpose room. The addition encloses the existing structure built in 1925 making the aged exterior the new space’s interior.
Friendship Baptist Church - Expansion
Friendship Baptist Church’s 56,000-square-foot expansion includes a 1,200-seat auditorium, spacious gathering areas, cafe, classrooms for children and adult classes, a two-story indoor play area and more. This expansion more than doubled the size of the existing facility, giving the church some much needed elbow room.
The Restoration of Oasis Church
Due to continued growth, LA-based Oasis Church moved out of the old theater it had been using and purchased the 1926-era Wilshire Christian Church. The historic nature of the building provided the opportunity to restore an aging facility. The goal was to bring a vibrant congregation through its doors and bring worship and glory to God.