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.
View 2017 Solomon Winners.
All Building Design Project - Other Religious Building or Use
Solomon Awards Congregation Beth David
A major reconstruction and addition of a classic 1960's synagogue, to bring it into the 21st Century. This project involved the restoration of a few select elements of the building, and modernization of everything else, in order to create a modern, welcoming space.
Solomon Awards Waters Church
This 135,000 sq. ft. jewelry manufacturing plant built in the 1960's was repurposed. Phase 1 consisted of renovating over 40,000 sq. ft. It is now home to a 1000 seat auditorium , themed children's church, nursery rooms, and a large gathering area with an adjacent café'.
Solomon Awards: Hope Church - Spartanburg
An abandoned warehouse which was previously used to store and repair video gambling equipment is redeemed to provide ministry space for Hope Church, a non-denominational church in upstate South Carolina. McAbee Architects guided the church through the transformation process and achieved valuable ministry space for under $40 per square foot.
Solomon Awards: Ragamuffins Coffee House
Ragamuffins Coffee House was started by Redemption Community Church in a historic building in downtown Laurel, Maryland to create a welcoming place for the community and for fellowship. The building was redesigned to operate as a coffeehouse during the week and for the church to use for worship on Sundays.