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 Construction Management - Expansion
Chase Oaks Church - Auditorium Expansion and Renovation
MEDCO Construction added 14,000 square feet to the existing Plano, Texas-based Chase Oaks Church building (Phase 1) and renovated the existing auditorium (Phase 2) for a total addition of 31,158 square feet. Both phases included the addition of stadium-style seating that increased capacity from 1,100 to 1,800 guests. Friday night and Sunday services continued throughout the 18-month schedule.
Friendship Baptist Church
Friendship Baptist Church's new 56,000 square foot expansion includes a 1,200-seat auditorium, spacious gathering areas, café, classrooms for children and adult classes, two-story indoor play area and more. This expansion more than doubled the size of the existing facility, giving the church some much needed room.
The Park Children’s Space at Traders Point Christian Church
Increasing ministry needs required 66,300 square feet of additional children’s space along with over 25,000 square feet of existing space to be re-purposed. Gary Larson, AIA, stated, “There is nothing easy about adding significant square footage to a ministry with 4,000-plus worshipers each weekend. T&W rose to the occasion while providing minimal ministry interruption.”