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Project Summary

The 1,525-seat worship center addition provides for fellowship gathering space, a central stage, two accessible entry/exits, restrooms and a connecting elevator that provides accessibility to the existing structure. Bailey Edward’s design for the worship center contains countless amenities typically found in a performing arts center such as a catwalk, back stage space, three large viewing screens, fully integrated audio system, and a large stage area equipped with rigging for theatrical performances. The performance space is fully functional for routine and special religious services, yet is adaptable enough to accommodate Christian rock concerts.

The increasing number of events and soaring attendance is proof of the success of the addition’s design. Enhanced spirituality is found in abundance throughout the facility due to the sweep of structural and performance elements that blend in a harmonious way.

Location

Naperville, Illinois

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Design Vignette

The sloping roof of the existing structure was enhanced and highlighted in Bailey Edward’s design solution by the use of a contrasting sloped roof on the addition. The curved theme is reinterpreted further in the corridors that eclipse the worship center providing a smooth transition and large, visually inviting light-filled multi-use gathering space.