The goals of the congregation were to replace and expand outdated classrooms, expand storage, create areas for gathering and unclog the entry, and improve visibility of the church and front entrance from the road and parking lot. The two story addition with a partial basement provides over 22,000 square feet of new space focusing on education, youth, and hospitality needs. By maintaining a consistent color palette, the new building’s exterior of matching brick and colored stucco provides a fresh look while blending well as a whole.
This project included a new gym/multi-purpose space along with offices, entry, elevator, daycare, sanctuary, lobby, and narthex, fellowship hall and major remodeling throughout.
This project consisted of major renovation and additions to the existing building. It required relocating functions within the old and new spaces. CNH Architects conducted space needs studies, developed a master plan, and prepared numerous preliminary alternatives for discussion. Included in the project were major improvements such as fire protection, code compliance, and mechanical and electrical work. The project was completed under the cost estimate.
CNH designed the original building on a beautiful wooded site in Grand Rapids, MN. With the sanctuary looking out over a virgin pine forest, this building takes full advantage of its location.
This project was born when three local congregations decided to merge together, forming one larger worship community. With input from each of the original churches, the entirely new facility has a contemporary design but draws on traditional influences, as well. The sanctuary is designed to accommodate up to 400 people.