2016 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 all 2016 Solomon Awards Entries.

2016 Solomon Awards Winners
AVL Design and Installation - Other Religious Building or Use
Valor Christian High School - Valor Center for Culture and Influence
The Valor Center for Culture and Influence was built to be a premier, technologically advanced high school performing arts center unlike any other in Colorado. With a focus on room acoustics and interconnectivity, Valor went above and beyond to utilize the most state-of-the-art technology throughout the entire 94,000ft2 building.

Building Contractor
Christ Unveiled Ministries
Christ Unveiled was a step forward in meeting their growing congregation's needs. Christ Unveiled utilized Goff Companies to secure their property through Goff's real estate division.

Building Contractor
Prototype Campus Tilt Up and Inclusive
The Church of the Highlands - Tuscaloosa Campus is situated on over 30 acres on the Black Warrior River. The 54,000 square foot contemporary, tilt-up facility is home to a large,thriving and inclusive congregation.

Church Building Design - Traditional and Contemporary
Athens Church
Athens Church in Athens, Georgia is a true embodiment of redemption and rebirth. The two year project breathed new life into an eyesore of a dilapidated strip mall.

Church Building Design - Traditional and Contemporary
Chase Oaks Church Sloan Creek Campus
New campus for Chase Oaks Church, located in Fairview, Texas, was envisioned as a satellite church plant with virtual pastor. o the success of the project.

Church Building Design - Traditional and Contemporary
Community of Faith
Community of Faith wanted to design an expandable worship center to accommodate future growth, but their architect wasn't listening. That's when they turned to LIVE Design Group.

Church Building Design - Traditional and Contemporary
Preston Trail Community Church
Preston Trail Community Church is a thriving, multi-pastor, young family church in Frisco, Texas, and was meeting in a retrofitted warehouse space.

Church Building Design - Traditional and Contemporary
Seamless Technology in Traditional Sacred Spaces
Calvary began with a new organ, but eventually fulfilled a vision to enhance the entire appearance and technology of the sanctuary.

Church Building Design - Traditional and Contemporary
St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church
St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church is designed to create a lively experience for parishioners and the surrounding community that draws one into the church and inspires.

Church Design Gathering and Community Spaces
First Baptist Church of Toccoa
First Baptist Church of Toccoa in Toccoa, Georgia, completed construction of a new 14,500 square foot multi-purpose building provided families with new opportunities for contemporary worship, fellowship, community outreach and youth ministries in December of 2015, offering space for meeting and gathering in the community-minded facility.

Church Design Gathering and Community Spaces
South Park Church
The South Park project converts a fragmented structure into an open environment of clarity and connectedness. The execution of the design is a picture of redemption. It takes something that was broken and restores it through transformational design into a facility with life and vitality.

Church Design Youth and Childrens Spaces
Centerpoint Church - Church Design (Youth and Children’s Space)
An empty dirt lot in Murrieta, CA, becomes refuge for the needy, shelter from the storm and shade from the heat as phase 3 of this design/build project for Centerpoint Church opens it’s new youth and administration building. Twin venues for Junior and Senior high anchored by café and lounge.

Church Design Youth and Childrens Spaces
Eastview Christian Church
Eastview Christian Church is a growing congregation in Normal, Illinois. Responding to the need for more age appropriate venues for children and youth, the church embarked upon an expansion and renovation project to improve worship, teaching and recreational spaces for preschool through senior high students.

Church Design Youth and Childrens Spaces
Saint Mark Baptist Church
Saint Mark has made it a priority to invest into the lives of the next generation. We strive to put children first. Our ministry has impacted thousands of youth in our community by providing a myriad of programs geared toward biblical training and social development.

Church Sanctuary Design Non AVL technology focused Traditional and Contemporary
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
A design of visual power which belies the modest size of the overall structure, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church draws upon the cultural heritage of the congregation’s Mexican-American community to meet client goals, in the process reaching beyond to communicate the pride, achievement, and devotion of its congregation.

Design and Installation of Audio System or Sound Reinforcement
Green Acres Baptist Church
Morris recently completed an all-fiber, digital audio system design and installation for Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, TX that included a d&b audiotechnik V-Series system and the latest in industry gear and techniques.

Design and Installation of Audio System or Sound Reinforcement
Mountain Christian Church - Audio
When Mountain Christian Church, an influential leader in the Christian Church movement was looking to replace an old, tired loudspeaker system to increase engagement in their main campus worship environment, the Mankin team utilized proven, market leading tools to hit it out of the park.

Design and Installation of Audio System or Sound Reinforcement
The Brook Columbia
The Brook Columbia is one of the fastest growing urban churches in the state. Pastor Moultre had a vision to create a contemporary worship style with a strong community presence and a focus on the next generation. The team at AE was able meet their vision without breaking the budget.

Design and Installation of AVL System Major Technology Upgrade existing building
First Redeemer Church
“Beautiful”, “Modern”, and “Fresh” describe the renovations of First Redeemer Church, Cumming, GA. Paragon 360 provided modular staging, illuminated scenic pieces, strategically placed HD video projection, and lighting to create many versatile environments. The multiple uses of the same worship space is enabling the church to reach a broader audience.

Design and Installation of AVL System Major Technology Upgrade existing building
Lakeside Christian Church - Taylor Mill Campus
Lakeside Christian Church recently planted a satellite campus in neighboring Taylor Mill. Purchasing an empty church building reflecting typical 1960's era A-frame construction, the renovation became a state-of-the-art video venue. The end result is a facility transformed and unrecognizable as the building leadership walked through 6 months previous.

Design and Installation of AVL System Major Technology Upgrade existing building
The Bridge Christian Church
The Bridge Christian Church wished to provide a live experience for its congregation at its two campuses in Tucson, Arizona, simultaneously. Utilizing VITEC solutions, The Bridge now streams services between the main and satellite campuses, enabling worshippers to experience the service in perfect synchronization with error-free, low-latency video streaming..

Design and Installation of AVL System New Building Sanctuary
Sovereign Grace Presbyterian Church
Sovereign Grace Presbyterian's mission is to deliver God's word and the life changing message of Jesus Christ. The church not only wanted all technology hidden, but they wanted the control systems of all technology hidden. From the beginning the acoustics were one of the primary concerns, along with the aesthetics.

Design and Installation of AVL System New Building Sanctuary
St. John’s Lutheran Church
As St John's has opened our new facility, we have been able to ministry and reach out to so many different types of groups in our area. We can now offer full media, sound and lighting to all of those who wish to come and use our facility.

Design and Installation of Video Display or Lighting Design
Valley Baptist Church
J.R. Clancy designed a custom hoist and gantry system allowing the new 18’ x 10’ LED screens at Valley Baptist Church to move downstage and lower eight feet above the stage. With the custom rigging system and control automation entire stage and audio changeovers can be completed in minutes.

Special Project or Initiative
North Atlanta Church of Christ
Mankin Media Systems transformed a mixed use space into an intentional worship environment for North Atlanta Church of Christ, leveraging the church's core values and utilizing high quality tools that have maximum return on investment.