Architecture Studies Library
       University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries
UNLV HOME (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
Links for ASL and Libraries Hours for all UNLV Libraries Search catalog for all UNLV Libraries Access your library account ASL Comment Form
ASL Books     Articles     Course Reserves    
The ASL The Web

UNLV Libraries -> Architecture Studies Library -> Las Vegas Guides and Collections ->
   AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2006 awards -> The Crossing Christian Church



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





These images are low-resolution reproductions of the images provided for the AIA Nevada Design Awards. All materials should be considered copyrighted and may not be reproduced or used without permission.

Monday, 17-Dec-2012 10:50:00 PST