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   AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2006 awards -> The Crossing Christian Church

 
NEVADA AIA DESIGN AWARDS 2006








 

Entry number: B06027
Project Name: The Crossing Christian Church 
Building Type: Religious Facility
Completion Date: August 2005

Architect: The Richardson Partnership, Inc.
Interior designer: The Richardson Partnership, Inc. with Visioneering Studios
Landscape architect: Richard Price & Associates, Inc.
Structural engineer: Wright Engineers
Electrical engineer: Grg Consulting Engineers
Civil engineer: Warling Engineers
General contractor: Cartmill Rogers Construction Co.
Master planner: Visioneering Studios
Others on the design team: Master Electric

Design Approach/Narrative: In contrast to traditional religious institutional design, a cutting edge architecture of “impermanence,” developed in phases utilizes fabric, simple materials, and inexpensive structural systems including decomposed granite and xeriscape, multiple pre-engineered metal structures, printed vinyl graphics and banners, fabric, and EIFS, this creative thematic approach of drawing inspiration from the ancient Israelite “moving tabernacle/tent” for the 1000 seat interim Phase One worship center led to a solution which met the project’s extremely constrained budget of under $5 million for site and building construction costs. In fact, the 8,000 square foot student ministries building was constructed for $54.23 per square foot. The phase one campus consists of three buildings totaling 41,00sf. The site plan will facilitate the development of a 2500 seat worship center, associated ministry facilities, as well as potential mixed use/commercial venues. This church’s weekend attendance increased by 62% (to 1,700) on opening Sunday. Gene Appel, the campus pastor of one of America’s largest churches ( Willow Creek Community Church) stated that “I’ve never seen a new church have such a well planned creative facility in its first phase of building. It’s a highly functional people magnet and ministry center.

 Material in ASL Library: Form Core Boards, Project Description Form, Exteriors Photos, Location Map, Site Plan, Floor Plan, and Interior Photos

 

 

 


       



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