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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2017 Solomon Winners
AVL Design and Installation - Other Religious Building or Use
Solomon Awards Waters Church
The AE Global Media team worked closely with Waters Church ministry team to develop a technology master plan that would enhance modern worship and create a more immersive worship environment. Transforming an old jewelry manufacturing facility into their new church was a adventurous and exciting project.


Building Contractor
Solomon Awards Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
The sanctuary, at the heart of Good Shepherd’s campus, received a much needed restoration and expansion as the congregation continues to build their beloved community.


Building Contractor
Solomon Awards Milestone Church
Milestone Church in Keller, TX consisted of an 86,000 s.f tilt wall structure with associated site work. The facility consists of a 1600 seat worship room, large commons, children's, and administrative space. A large tubes play and cafe are situated in the commons for members and guest to enjoy.


Building Design Project - Other Religious Building or Use
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'.


Building Design Project - Other Religious Building or Use
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.


Building Design Project - Other Religious Building or Use
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.


Church Building Design - Traditional and Contemporary
Second Baptist Church - Cypress Campus
With a growing congregation, Second needed a new campus. The 77-acre campus features a technology-rich, state-of-the-art church that includes “worship in the round” to give all church-goers great views from any angle. The design was inspired by Texas vernacular, using natural limestone and exposed wood to create a welcoming environment.


Church Building Design - Traditional and Contemporary
Solomon Awards Brightmoor Christian Church
The expansion of Brightmoor Christian Church is a true reflection of their goal to break down barriers to Christ, become truly transparent, and extend unconditional acceptance. The building features a 2,100-seat worship center, dedicated kids and youth areas, gathering hub, and new entry experience highlighted by a 60-foot cross.


Church Building Design - Traditional and Contemporary
Solomon Awards Milestone Church
Milestone Church, in Keller, Texas, partnered with GFF Architects for the design of their new campus. The facility includes a Worship Center, large community gathering space, cafe, administration space and a children’s education wing located on a 52 acre site with direct access to a wooded greenbelt and walking trails.


Church Building Design - Traditional and Contemporary
Solomon Awards: Crosspointe Church
Crosspointe Church wanted community solutions rather than just a building. At Visioneering, we were honored to partner with them in re-designing their existing space and expanding with reuse in mind. From fitness classes to afterschool programs, Crosspointe’s space and partnership with the YMCA serve the community, 7 days a week.


Church Building Design - Traditional and Contemporary
Solomon Awards: West End Church
West End Baptist Church, now West End Church, has been a fixture in the community for 109 years. Partnering with River Pointe Church to modernize the facilities, Studio Red upgraded the worship and educational centers, while maintaining the integrity and charm of the buildings carefully preserving the original design details.


Church Communications Strategy
Solomon Awards Harvest America Phoenix
Matrix Visual Solutions provided four-hundred seventy-six (476), 4.8mm, two-sided LED panels to create a huge, dual facing LED wall that was 56 feet-wide by 11.4 feet-tall. Greg Laurie, and Jordin Sparks this headline this evangelical event that was simulcast live with distribution reaching 174 countries and nearly 1 billion people


Church Design – Gathering and Community Spaces
Solomon Awards Cliff Temple Baptist Church
A 120-year-old church connects with a thriving North Oak Cliff Urban community with a 9,000 sq-ft renovation of an existing Fellowship Hall to accommodate a new Contemporary worship service. The Shanks Architects designed renovation includes an adjacent Café that has become the connection hub for fellowship.


Church Design – Gathering and Community Spaces
Solomon Awards Victory Life Church
Victory Life Church recently finished a $6.9 million dollar building project that finished on time and under budget, bringing the natural elements of the beautiful surroundings inside. Described as open, warm and friendly, the hallmark of the gathering space is the coffeehouse, where attention to detail rivals any hipster café.


Church Design – Outdoor Spaces
Solomon Awards First Presbyterian Midland
First Presbyterian Church of Midland’s new amphitheater has created a new image for the church, showing that it is not just a place of worship on Sunday mornings, but a place for music, exhibitions, food trucks, weddings, funerals, celebrations and contemplation every day of the week.


Church Design – Youth and Children’s Spaces
Solomon Awards Midland Young Life
Hundreds of students use Young Life Midland's new youth facility throughout the week for Bible study, group lunches, games, mentoring, counseling, worship and fellowship.The facility features a worship area that opens onto a patio with picnic tables, rocking chairs and a fireplace; a game room; kitchen and lounge spaces.


Church Design – Youth and Children’s Spaces
Solomon Awards Second Baptist Church - Cypress Campus
For one of the largest churches in the nation, Second concentrated on growing services for the smallest members of its congregation. The new youth and children’s spaces reflect this mission by placing a focus on children, creating fun themed age-appropriate areas, and ensuring children’s security for parents’ peace of mind.


Church Design – Youth and Children’s Spaces
Solomon Awards: Fellowship Bible Church
CDH Partners worked with Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, Georgia to help them develop a plan to provide space for their growing student ministry. Additionally, conferences, group meetings and other church events utilize the facility. The building provides many multipurpose opportunities for the entire church family and the community.


Church Design – Youth and Children’s Spaces
Solomon Awards: Grace Baptist Church
The GSM building located on the campus of Grace Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN was designed to enhance the student ministry's mission to create environments that allow students to connect with each other and provide opportunities for them to hear the gospel and experience Jesus in new ways.


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: 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: 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."


Design and Installation of Audio System or Sound Reinforcement
Solomon Awards Cherry Hills Community Church
While Cherry Hills’ space is beautiful, a poorly designed PA system installed only seven years ago left the quality of experience to chance. After a live demo “shootout” in their space, L’Acoustics KARA solution was the chosen winner. Now the room now sounds as good as it looks!


Design and Installation of Audio System or Sound Reinforcement
Solomon Awards Clear Springs Baptist
Clear Springs Baptist is outfitted with 18 PreSonus WorxAudio XL1i-P line arrays. An X2i-P/D array was flown over-stage for monitoring; dual TL218SSi-P subwoofers provide LF support. Present capacity is 800, but removable sidewalls will allow expansion to 1,600. Designed for this expansion, the system merely requires re-positioning of the arrays.


Design and Installation of Audio System or Sound Reinforcement
Solomon Awards Eastside Christian Church La Habra Campus
At Eastside Christian Church, an innovative system of Meyer Sound LEOPARD enables volunteers to deploy a world-class reinforcement system for an 800-seat gymnasium in less than an hour. LEOPARD provides ample music power and high intelligibility while conserving financial resources by eliminating the need for costly removable flown arrays.


Design and Installation of AVL System – Major Technology Upgrade - Existing building
Solomon Awards Lakeside Christian Church
Lakeside Christian Church is planting vibrant satellite congregations to reach the Kentucky area just across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio. Renovation of a satellite campus (a 2016 Solomon Award Project) raised the need to update the main campus, and for that they again called on Custom Sound Designs.


Design and Installation of AVL System – Major Technology Upgrade - Existing building
Solomon Awards Mountain Christian Church
Mountain Christian Church’s oldest campus was a portable setup in an old high school auditorium with aging systems, and the weekend experience was not living up to that of the other campuses. This field house collaboration was a transformation like we’d never seen before - and the client loves it!


Design and Installation of AVL System – Major Technology Upgrade - Existing building
Solomon Awards Redemption Church
Redemption Church and AE Global Media have been AVL partners for several phases over the last seventeen plus years and have created a worship technology platform delivering digital outreach all while maintaining a close-knit feel within the 4,500 seat sanctuary.


Design and Installation of AVL System – New Building Sanctuary
Solomon Awards Hope Church
Hope Church has achieved a true immersive worshiping experience and can now deliver impactful worship ministry programs that match the beauty of its unique, new facilities. It sets the bar for churches wanting to minister to the next generation.


Design and Installation of AVL System – New Building Sanctuary
Solomon Awards Mountain Christian Church
Mountain Christian Church had been looking for property to launch their fourth campus. Finally, they were able to secure prime space in an office park - but the building only had 13ft of usable height! Through extensive planning and creative application, the church and their community is incredibly satisfied.


Design and Installation of Video Display or Lighting Design
Solomon Awards Bethel World Outreach
As the Bethel World Outreach facility neared completion, the leadership wanted to push the limits of creativity. Leveraging All Pro’s expertise, Bethel now has a powerful addition to their already vibrant ministry which is both user-friendly enough for volunteers to control, and versatile enough to satisfy the leadership’s creative desires.


Design and Installation of Video Display or Lighting Design
Solomon Awards North Way Christian Community Church
North Way Christian Community's dream was that technology would create an atmosphere with such a high level of quality and intentionality that it enhances their community's connection with the Lord. Through careful planning, an innovative roll-out, and dedicated support - that’s exactly what has happened.


Design and Installation of Video Display or Lighting Design
Solomon Awards: Our Savior Lutheran
When arson turned their environmental projection upgrade into a full sanctuary remodel with all new audio, video, and lighting systems, Our Savior Lutheran turned to CCI Solutions to help them through 6 months of being a portable church as well as upgrading their damaged sanctuary.