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 Church Design - Expansion

Church Design - Expansion
Appleton Alliance Church - Expansion
In 2013 Progressive AE celebrated with Appleton Alliance Church and Boldt Construction the major expansion and renovation of its existing ministry campus. The project was 120,000 square feet, with a total project cost of $24 million including renovations, facility expansion and site development. A highlight of the expansion is how the central cafe and Hub links the new 1,800-seat main worship venue to all other ministry spaces.

Church Design - Expansion
Chapel Hill United Methodist Church - Expansion
Having more than doubled its membership in 10 years, Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Wichita, Kansas decided it was time to expand its building. Partnering with Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey Architecture and Sauder Worship Seating, Chapel Hill completed a 29,000-square-foot addition that accommodates the needs of its growing congregation.

Church Design - Expansion
Chase Oaks Church - Legacy Campus Worship Space Expansion
Chase Oaks Church expanded an existing 1,200-seat worship center with 800 seats and new commons. The worship space features new terraced seating, creating a worship experience that is more intimate despite being larger. The area beneath the seating is employed as a naturally lit commons, visible from the exterior.

Church Design - Expansion
Fair Park Baptist Church - New Addition
The Fair Park Baptist Church project in West Monroe, La. presented the unique challenge of designing a modern, 32,000-square-foot addition while maintaining the traditional southern charm of the existing campus. The new facility features a magnificent atrium gathering space that will encourage social engagement as well as a 1,000-seat sanctuary with cutting-edge, performing arts design.

Church Design - Expansion
Grace Avenue United Methodist Church - Phase 3 Worship Center
A well thought-out master plan for Grace Avenue United Methodist Church is the guiding beacon for the latest of three new buildings. The Arts and Crafts style traditional sanctuary hosts a soaring exposed wood deck ceiling supported by stone columns, woven copper wall sconces and custom chandeliers.