Awards


2015 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.

View 2015 Solomon Awards Winners.


Church Architect
Arrowhead Church
Centered around a 700-seat auditorium, the new Arrowhead Church facility offers contemporary environments for worship, fellowship, and ministry to support the look and feel of the church culture and core values of gospel. It reflects the celebration, friendship, and intentionality that are unmistakably Arrowhead Church.


Church Architect
Body of Work with Churches
At GFF Architects, we have a studio of dedicated design professionals whose focus is exclusively on the planning and design of churches. We are very familiar with current trends and the most progressive thinking as it relates to Worship spaces, Children’s Education spaces and meaningful venues for Community Connection.


Church Architect
ChristChurch Presbyterian
ChristChurch Presbyterian Atlanta includes a sanctuary for 925 in an amphitheater form, an art gallery and lobby that extends the length of the building, 28 classrooms, and a pavilion that houses offices and a café. The courtyard entry transitions between the busy street and the contemplative character of the church.


Church Architect
Crosspoint Fellowship Church
How does a succesul church, living in two non-descript, pre-manufactured buildings, up its game while still maintaining the casual, comfortable, and non-threatening environment that supports its mission? The church’s new 13,000-square-foot facility provides the a center of life for Crosspoint with a 500-seat capacity and spacious commons.


Church Architect
CrossPointe Church
The new, 44,000-square-foot CrossPointe Church is an inspirational model of symbolism, community, and grace. The church provides expanded youth facilities for its growing young community, a welcoming gathering space with a dramatic two-story wall of windows, and an innovative design reflecting the symbolism of the church’s spiritual mission.


Church Architect
Elevation Church, University City Campus
A newly renovated 38,000-square-foot rental space in a corporate office park provides Elevation Church with a welcoming, energetic space for its rapidly growing ministry. The design serves as a prototype for new facilities as the client expands nationally.


Church Architect
Harvest at the Rex
Harvest Church selected LIVE Design Group to design a concept of their vision for occupying the historic REX Theatre in Pensacola, Florida. Then with a Kingdom focus, the firm put the church’s goals first, and helped select a local architect to complete the project.


Church Architect
Harvest New Beginnings
Carlson Architecture’s worship center addition design included a 1,300-seat multi-use worship space and a naturally lit gathering space with welcome center and café for pre- and post-service fellowship. The addition nearly doubled the current facility complex and met the need for bringing the congregation together in fewer services.


Church Architect
Harvester Christian Church
Harvester Christian Church needed a dynamic and larger worship center to replace its existing Sprung structure. Visioneering Studios Inc. helped Harvester create a world-class, 1,200-seat venue that will serve as the hub for future campus renovations and expansion as they help people on their journey of faith.


Church Architect
Red Rocks Church
Red Rocks needed an adaptive reuse of its new Lakewood facility in order to create space for their worship center, café, children’s ministry, and offices. Visioneering utilized much of the existing bones to create an environment in which the spatial storytelling is refreshingly relevant.


Church Architect
Roopville Road Baptist Church
Designers created a new sanctuary and education building for Roopville Road Baptist Church. This building contains 54,000 square feet of space and provides for future growth. The two-story, 1,200-seat sanctuary is accented with stone and wood creating a warm and welcoming environment. A well lit cupola designates the covered entry.


Church Building Contractor 1 - 800 seats
Church of the Highlands
The 520-seat chapel at Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, Ala. is a traditional facility with multifaceted AVL capabilities. It serves as a unique venue for weddings, memorial services, special events, and Sunday services. Working with natural stone, slate, stucco, travertine, and wood timbers, JohnsonKreis Construction created a space that compliments the adjacent main contemporary church.


Church Building Contractor 1 - 800 seats
North Coast Calvary Chapel
Grant General Contractors, working with North Coast Calvary Chapel and Timeless Architecture, created a 17,792-square-foot, authentic Tuscan design Chapel and coffee shop, called the Story Café.


Church Building Contractor 1 - 800 seats
Stillwater Bible Church
Stillwater Bible Church embodies a new design in church construction. This 20,800-square-foot facility includes a spacious children’s area, 500-seat sanctuary, expansive lobby, and café. With good planning and a budget- conscious mentality, Stillwater Bible Church was able to achieve a beautiful building that meets its needs.


Church Building Contractor 801 or More Seats
CrossPoint Church, Hutchinson Campus
CrossPoint Church needed a new facility. To accommodate its growing congregation, it was holding six live worship services and nine satellite services each weekend. Fuqua Construction searched with church leadership for a larger facility to condense the six Hutchinson services into three. Fuqua directed them to a vacant bowling alley. This was purchased, renovated, and expanded into this spacious worship facility.


Church Building Contractor 801 or More Seats
Harvester Christian Church
Harvester Christian Church needed a dynamic and larger worship center to replace its existing Sprung structure. Visioneering Studios Inc. helped Harvester create a world-class, 1,200-seat venue that will serve as the hub for future campus renovations and expansion as they help people on their journey of faith.


Church Building Contractor 801 or More Seats
Red Rocks Church
Red Rocks needed an adaptive reuse of its new Lakewood facility in order to create space for their worship center, café, children’s ministry, and offices. Visioneering utilized much of the existing bones to create an environment in which the spatial storytelling is refreshingly relevant.


Church Construction Management - New Project
Good Shepherd Episcopal
The Good Shepherd Episcopal School and Parish Life Center achieved a doubling of classroom space, a new structured parking area hidden below a new playscape, a commercial kitchen, updated security, audio video and the home of the congregation during the final phase of work. Truly, a transformational change!


Church Construction Management - New Project
Kirk Crossing
Kirk Crossing typifies the new trend in church construction. The 35,000 -square-foot building has a 500-seat worship space. An all-glass front reveals an indoor playscape. Eight-foot doors lead into the spacious, two story lobby. A heart for the community help Kirk Crossing grow in a very contemporary way.


Church Design - Expansion
Bay Area Community Church
The Bay Area Community Church Chapel Addition blends traditional and contemporary design elements to connect multiple generations and serve as a model of the shift in modern church design. The Chapel design reflects the unique and creative culture of the church which strives to reach people in an authentic way.


Church Design - Expansion
Denver First Church of the Nazarene
Focused on building community through quality connections, the Denver First Church of the Nazarene expanded its facility to transform a physically restrictive space into a welcoming and engaging community beacon with a larger capacity and new methods for connectiing with younger generations and the community at large.


Church Design - Expansion
St. Bonaventure Catholic Community
Through four additions that totaled less than 3,500 square feet, Vanman was able to address and improve upon the functional needs of the St. Bonaventure Church. Additionally, the expansion allowed for an exterior update that welcomed the community, and it filled fellowship needs the church did not know it had.


Church Design - New Project - 1 to 800 Seats
New Hope Community Church
New Hope Community Church has a strong ministry vision, and its facility provides a tool that supports that vision. As the “untypical church for typical people,” the design is clear, simple, and impactful. It is a community center where people meet, grow, and dream together.


Church Design - New Project - 1 to 800 Seats
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church boasts a design of visual power that belies the modest size of its structure. The building’s design is built upon the cultural heritage of the congregation’s Mexican-American community. The facility reflects the pride, achievement, and devotion of the Our Lady of Guadalupe congregation.


Church Design - New Project - 1 to 800 Seats
Stillwater Bible Church
Stillwater Bible Church embodies a new design in church construction. This 20,800-square-foot facility includes a spacious children’s area, 500-seat sanctuary, expansive lobby, and café. With good planning and a budget- conscious mentality, Stillwater Bible Church was able to achieve a beautiful building that meets its needs.


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