Awards


2017 Solomon

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.


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All Church Sanctuary Design - Non AVL technology focused - Traditional and Contemporary


Church Sanctuary Design - Non AVL technology focused - Traditional and Contemporary
Solomon Awards Church Eleven32
The new 17,600 sq-ft Event Center designed by Shanks Architects for Church Eleven32 incorporates a bold and simple design to reflect the church’s ministry focus to a growing North Texas community. A spacious, light filled Commons leads to the 500-seat room designed for a high energy worship experience.


Church Sanctuary Design - Non AVL technology focused - Traditional and Contemporary
Solomon Awards Crossgates Baptist Church
In 2015, Crossgates Baptist Church in Brandon, Mississippi, contracted Springfield, Missouri-based Paragon 360, a turn-key design firm specializing in church renovations and new construction, to lead the design process for a complete Sanctuary Renovation Project. After extensive design work and installation, the project was completed in January of 2017.


Church Sanctuary Design - Non AVL technology focused - Traditional and Contemporary
Solomon Awards First Presbyterian Midland
First Presbyterian Church of Midland updated their chapel to become a multi-functional space. It was transformed from a dark, closed off part of the church, into a beautiful, open space for events, while maintaining the church’s rich heritage.


Church Sanctuary Design - Non AVL technology focused - Traditional and Contemporary
Solomon Awards Harvard Avenue Baptist Church
When Harvard Avenue Baptist Church in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, decided it was time to update their 500-seat sanctuary, they turned to Paragon 360 for a complete sanctuary renovation. The 2017 project included new audio, video, lighting, and rigging systems, FabriTRAK® acoustical treatment, and Paragon’s signature custom scenic & staging elements.


Church Sanctuary Design - Non AVL technology focused - Traditional and Contemporary
Solomon Awards Southcrest Baptist Church
Southcrest Baptist’ new Worship Center, designed by Shanks Architects, is a catalyst for growth and community connection in Lubbock and West Texas. The facility seats 1,629 and engages the community with an open presence toward Loop 289, anchored by a custom designed fifty-foot-tall sculpture of the Three Crosses.


Church Sanctuary Design - Non AVL technology focused - Traditional and Contemporary
Solomon Awards: Church of the Incarnation
Church of the Incarnation has been a presence in the Uptown area of Dallas since 1927. The cathedral recently expanded their outreach to the community with the addition of a Gothic style chapel with state-of- the- art media. Full height glass reveals the new Children’s Education Building and Gathering Hall.


Church Sanctuary Design - Non AVL technology focused - Traditional and Contemporary
Solomon Awards: Cornerstone Chapel
Cornerstone Chapel, a sprawling ski lodge-like church in Leesburg, Virginia, represents a new take on the worship experience. Built on 32 acres and seating 2,200, Cornerstone combines careful, detailed design and natural materials to create a welcoming space. Cornerstone has to ability to hold thousands, yet maintains an intimate feel.


Church Sanctuary Design - Non AVL technology focused - Traditional and Contemporary
Solomon Awards: Seminole Baptist
When Seminole Baptist decided to move forward with their much-needed Sanctuary Renovation Project in 2015, they contacted Springfield, Missouri-based Paragon 360, a turn-key design firm with a national reputation for excellence in church renovations and new construction. After an extensive renovation, Seminole opened their new sanctuary on September 11th, 2016.


Church Sanctuary Design - Non AVL technology focused - Traditional and Contemporary
Solomon Awards: South Haven Baptist Chuch
When South Haven Baptist Church decided to revitalize their church through a Sanctuary Renovation Project, they turned to Paragon 360, a nationally-renowned design firm, and in this case, a local neighbor, located in Springfield, Missouri. Design work began in Summer of 2016, and installation was completed in April of 2017.


Church Sanctuary Design - Non AVL technology focused - Traditional and Contemporary
Solomon Awards: St. John Vianney Catholic Church
Nestled in West Houston’s Memorial neighborhood, St. John Vianney Catholic Church made significant additions and enhancements to the church campus to meet their expanding congregation's needs. The compelling design integrates the new and old cohesively, uniting the parish in its mission of "Living Faith, Changing Lives, and Making a Difference."