Hawthorn Hills Community Church

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Project Description

Finding a site for their first permanent home proved difficult for this young and growing church. In 1999 they settled on six acres in an industrial park. It seemed a good fit since they have a non-traditional worship style and desire for a multi-purpose building with re-sale potential. The building contains 58,000 s.f. of space on three levels. The lower level was left as shell space for future expansion. The ground level contains a gathering space, gymnasium that can hold 750 for worship, a “programming” room that holds 200 and a number of smaller rooms (some divisible) for children and adult program use. The upper level contains additional un-built meeting space and church offices. The $4.5 million project is constructed of pre-cast concrete and steel with a large glass entry element. The project included an extensive planning and municipal approval process including a zoning change to allow for a church in an industrial use.


Project Manager: Involved with the project from inception; act as the principal contact with the client, contractor and municipal officials; lead the design team and performed construction administration tasks.


McBride Kelley Baurer