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The WFX Solomon Awards recognizes churches and their partners for excellence in facilities design, building expansion or remodeling, operation excellence, innovative use, and technical production.

AVL Design and Installation – Other Religious Building or Use [301-800 seats]

Southern Hills Christian Church, City Station

What is City Station? City Station houses a church, gymnasium, restaurant, retail shop, multi-room conference center, fitness gym and 60 unit apartment complex under one roof. 5 Words Media helped create a dynamic community center using the latest in networked streaming Audio, Video & Lighting systems.

AVL Design and Installation – Other Religious Building or Use [801-2,000 seats]

First Baptist Church Plant City

When First Baptist Church Plant City laid the groundwork for a new 2,000-seat Worship Center, one of their primary concerns was utilizing one space for multiple worship services with different styles. Springfield, Missouri-based integrator Paragon 360 rose to the challenge and created an environment that surpassed FBC Plant City’s expectations.

Building Contractor [301-800 seats]

First Baptist Church Las Cruces

Goff Companies, LLC assisted FBC Las Cruces with their first multisite project. We acted as the Design Builder on the project and provided the church with turn key solutions for all aspects of the facility inclusive of design, construction, AVL, themeing, and FFE.

Building Contractor [801-2,000 seats]

St. Stephen Church

St. Stephen is a historic church in New Orleans, Louisiana, originally built in 1887. The church had undergone multiple “renovations” over the years. This restoration returned many of the finishes to their original magnificence while updating modern technologies to blend seamlessly.

Building Contractor [801-2,000 seats]

The Rock Family Worship, Huntsville, Ala.

Year Completed: July 2018 Project Location: Huntsville, AL Project Size: 24,500 Sqft Existing Renovation Construction Cost: $8.8 M This was the former R.S. Butler High School in Huntsville, AL renovated to become an innovative facility for the Rock Family Worship.

Building Contractor [2,001+ seats]

First Baptist Church Covington

The First Baptist Church Covington project is an addition to an existing vibrant church in Covington, Louisiana. The project is comprised of three buildings totaling 180,133 square feet, with tie-ins to the existing worship center. The church campus continued to hold services and classes during construction.

Building Design Project – Other Religious Building or Use [301-800 seats]

Southern Hills Christian Church, City Station 

City Station (Southern Hills Christian Church), a 90,000 square feet development, consists of a 732-seat gymnasium/sanctuary, 127-seat restaurant, 130-student pre-school, a 3,000 sf fitness center, 5,000 sf of multipurpose space, and 16 residential apartments housing 64 college students. Construction costs totaled $12.9 million.

Church Building Design – Traditional and Contemporary [1-300 seats]

Redland Hills Church

Redland Hills Church in Wetumpka, Alabama constructed its first permanent space for 250 people on a beautiful 8 acre wooded lot with incredible natural beauty. The lodge look set among mature oaks is an inviting place of peace for worship.

Church Building Design – Traditional and Contemporary [301-800 seats]

Friendship Baptist Church

Displaced by redevelopment after serving their Atlanta community for 130 years, Friendship Baptist Church turned to CDH Partners to help them rebuild nearby. CDH incorporated the style and history of the former church as inspiration for the new design, which includes a new sanctuary, fellowship hall, chapel, museum and more.

Church Building Design – Traditional and Contemporary [301-800 seats]

Sanctuary Covenant Church; Minneapolis, Minn.

Intentionally cultivating theology of place to reflect values of community identity, connection, revitalization, sustainability, economic and ethnic harmony in a rough urban neighborhood, Sanctuary’s design transforms an abandoned half city block and empty warehouse into a bright, beautiful and open canvas for the community.

Church Building Design – Traditional and Contemporary [801-2,000 seats]

The Assembly of West Monroe

This new facility is 62,062.sq ft. There is 5 sanctuaries, 4 cafes, children’s classes, an indoor playground, and new office space. Churches by Daniels was able to help Pastor Shane make his vision a reality. The result is even better than they dreamed. This project came in $200,000 under budget.

Church Building Design – Traditional and Contemporary [801-2,000 seats]

Crossroads

Crossroads West Side is an adaptive reuse of a middle school completed over multiple phases to prioritize the church’s goals as the congregation grew. Low ceilings, masonry walls and narrow spaces offered unique design challenges to transform this space into one that carries the Crossroads experience.

Church Building Design – Traditional and Contemporary [801-2,000 seats]

Foothills Church

Studio Four Design and Leon Williams Contractors worked together as a design build team to complete a new 32,000 sf dynamic worship environment for Foothills Church in Maryville, Tennessee to support its rapidly growing congregation and it’s guiding vision ‘to develop mature disciples of Christ in relational environments.’

Church Building Design – Traditional and Contemporary [801-2,000 seats]

Free Chapel Orange County

Free Chapel Orange County | The Project consisted of renovation of their 88,000 sf facility which included a complete exterior and interior makeover set in the urban landscape of Irvine, Calif.

Church Building Design – Traditional and Contemporary [801-2,000 seats]

Houston’s First Baptist Church Cypress

Working closely with the building committee and stakeholders, Kirksey realized Houston’s First Baptist Church Cypress’s vision by providing a welcoming space for all. The first phase building on this multi-site campus is reflective of the church’s unique personality while maintaining their vision to be a “thriving and diverse community.”

Church Building Design – Traditional and Contemporary [801-2,000 seats]

Mountain Park Community Church

Being in the path of a new freeway, Mountain Park Church had the rare opportunity to rebuild an improved Version 2.0 on a new site. The resultant design increased the building by 50% and improved each area of ministry with creative, technology-filled spaces, including a third floor covered roof terrace.

Church Building Design – Traditional and Contemporary [2,001+ seats]

Emmanuel Christian Center – Spring Lake Park, Minn.

The ECC project creates a Vision for Hospitality that introduces space and light, provides clarity and orientation where it did not exist, presents a unified open invitation to the community and family friendly, secure, fun spaces for all ages. A place where connections can be made a, “Welcome Home” feel.

Church Building Design – Traditional and Contemporary [2,001+ seats]

First Baptist Church Covington

First Baptist Church Covington, is a historic church located in Covington, Louisiana, that seeks to build better relationships in Christ. A new 2,400 seat sanctuary designed to modern expectations and new fellowship hub lets them create these connections in a relevant and meaningful way.

Church Building Design – Traditional and Contemporary [2,001+ seats]

Free Chapel Main Campus Gainesville, Ga.

Free Chapel’s Main Campus Expansion and Renovation | The Project consisted of renovation of their 150,000 sf existing facility along with the addition of a new 12,000 sf Chapel, Amphitheater, Water Features, Hospitality Terrace, and Overlook Terrace. This project encompasses a mix of modern contemporary and old world classical.

Church Design – Gathering and Community Spaces [801-2,000 seats]

St. Elizabeth’s University Parish John Saleh Catholic Student Center

The new John Saleh Catholic Student Center at St. Elizabeth continues a long tradition of ministering to students on the Texas Tech University Campus. Study areas, conference rooms, and seminar spaces double as classroom space for Sunday school and large commons is used for student hang out and worship services.

Church Design – Gathering and Community Spaces [2,001+ seats]

Cherry Hills Community Church; Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch, CO hired Visioneering to help them design spaces to build community. The concept was for two pavilions adjacent to the auditorium and lobby designed to flexibly accommodate midsize gatherings, and since opening these have become the most used spaces on campus.

Church Design – Outdoor Spaces [2,001+ seats]

First Baptist Church Covington

First Baptist Church Covington, is a historic church located in Covington, Louisiana, that seeks to build better relationships in Christ. A new outdoor baptistery and gathering spaces adorn the campus allowing the church to create new memories and relationships within the church body and community.

Church Design – Youth and Children’s Spaces [801-2,000 seats]

Emmanuel Faith Community Church

Following the development of a Master Facility Plan, we realized that our initial priority was centered around the need to revitalize our Children’s Ministry facilities and increase our ministry efforts – especially toward young families. Phase 1 included the replacement of seven existing buildings with a more modern Children’s Center.

Church Design – Youth and Children’s Spaces [2,001+ seats]

Central Wesleyan Church – “Children’s Playland”

The indoor playground at Central Wesleyan Church known as “Playland” was visited by 68,323 children in the first 18 months of operation. Sixty-two new kids started attending church services after visiting the playground, and fifty-five new families have connected and attended services after being introduced through the Playland.

Church Design – Youth and Children’s Spaces [2,001+ seats]

Hebron Baptist Church

CDH Partners transformed an aging facility at Hebron Baptist Church in Dacula, Georgia into vibrant ministry spaces for children’s and student worship, small group discipleship, multilingual services, a new chapel, cafés, and much more. This provided approximately 72,000 sq ft of space without requiring the construction of a new building.

Church Design – Youth and Children’s Spaces [2,001+ seats]

Park Cities Baptist Church – Dallas

Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas hired Visioneering Studios to “reimagine” their children’s ministry area for a new generation of kids. The traditional Sunday School classrooms and dated colors and finishes in their historic facility were replaced with vibrant and exciting children’s environments full of color and texture.

Church Design – Youth and Children’s Spaces [2,001+ seats]

River Pointe Church

Studio RED was selected to design a new 31,500-sf, two-story children’s building. The building houses 400 children ranging in age from birth to third grade. The unique facility also features activated outdoor space with a pavilion, turf area and Luckey Climber.

Church Sanctuary Design (Non-AVL technology focused) Traditional and Contemporary [301-800 seats]

Holy Spirit Episcopal Church

Studio RED was selected to renovate the existing Sanctuary building for Holy Spirit Episcopal Church to improve accessibility, increase natural lighting, and enhance the acoustical experience for the congregation of music projected from the choir loft and spoken word projected from the Chancel.

Church Sanctuary Design (Non-AVL technology focused) Traditional and Contemporary [801-2,000 seats]

St. Andrew United Methodist Church

This dramatic transformation of the Sanctuary at St. Andrew from traditional to contemporary service happens within 30 minutes. GFF Architects and Idibri teamed to integrate the AVL and architectural enhancements sensitively to respect the existing traditional aesthetic. This offers maximum flexibility, housing two very different worship styles in one space.

Church Sanctuary Design (Non-AVL technology focused) Traditional and Contemporary [2,001+ seats]

First Baptist Church Covington

First Baptist Church Covington, is a historic church located in Covington, Louisiana, that seeks to build better relationships in Christ. A new 2,400 seat sanctuary designed to modern expectations and new fellowship hub let’s them create these connections in a relevant and meaningful way.

Design and Installation of Audio System or Sound Reinforcement [801-2,000 seats]

Crossroads Church

As “Phase 2” of a major upgrade, Crossroads Community Church of Vancouver, Washington, designed a connected audio solution around three Allen & Heath dLive Digital Mixing Systems to mix FOH, stage monitors, and Broadcast to provide extremely integrated, flexible and cost-effective performance for the growing sonic needs of their congregation.

Design and Installation of Audio System or Sound Reinforcement [801-2,000 seats]

Holy Spirit Catholic Church

To achieve a captivating aural experience, a concealed Meyer Sound reinforcement system – based on LINA™ very compact line array loudspeakers – supplies crisp speech intelligibility along with the power reserves and linear response needed to support a diverse music program at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Design and Installation of Audio System or Sound Reinforcement [801-2,000 seats]

The Grove Community Church

Covering an 1,800-seat auditorium with concert quality sound at plus or minus 2 dB is something most churches dream of, but with the help of CCI Solutions and L-Acoustics, The Grove Community Church is now living that dream.

Design and Installation of AVL System – Major Technology Upgrade (existing building) [301-800 seats]

Emerald Coast Fellowship

When Emerald Coast Fellowship decided it was time to renovate their sanctuary, Senior Pastor Dr. Steve Taylor and his staff hit the road, visiting multiple churches that had been recently renovated by Springfield, Missouri-based integrator Paragon 360. It was the first step in what would become an amazing renovation project.

Design and Installation of AVL System – Major Technology Upgrade (existing building) [801-2,000 seats]

1st Presbyterian Church of Spartanburg

Located in downtown Spartanburg South Carolina, First Presbyterian Church just celebrated their newly remodeled sanctuary and remodeled repurpose room, Fogartie Hall building across the street. The lighting design enhanced the architectural elements of the sanctuary while creating a dramatic look for the live stream, augmenting the aesthetics of the sanctuary.

Design and Installation of AVL System – Major Technology Upgrade (existing building) [801-2,000 seats]

Carbondale Assembly of God

Carbondale Assembly underwent a renovation of its worship center and gathering areas to prepare for the worship styles of upcoming generations. The church upgraded all the media and technology, which enables the church to utilize environmental projection. A custom acoustical treatment was designed to create a classical worship space.

Design and Installation of AVL System – Major Technology Upgrade (existing building) [801-2,000 seats]

New Hope Church

New Hope Church replaced the aging incandescent house lights at their main campus with full-color, energy efficient fixtures similar to those used at their satellite campuses. The new fixtures not only provide an 80% power savings, they increase illumination, and allow full inclusion of the congregation during worship.

Design and Installation of AVL System – Major Technology Upgrade (existing building) [801-2,000 seats]

Sunnyvale First Baptist Church

Sunnyvale First Baptist Church in Sunnyvale, Texas, turned to Springfield, Missouri-based integrator Paragon 360 when they decided to renovate their 1,800-seat worship center. Paragon 360 provided new video, lighting, and rigging systems, as well as custom signature scenic, staging, and architectural elements.

Design and Installation of AVL System – Major Technology Upgrade (existing building) [2,001+ seats]

Redemption Church

Redemption Church moved to San Jose California and decided to remodel their new location. The church is currently the only church in America worshiping the way they are with combination of resolution 4K; having a live worship experience and broadcasting on major networks and social media.

Design and Installation of AVL System – Major Technology Upgrade (existing building) [2,001+ seats]

Calvary Chapel Chino Hills

With a desire to create a multi-faceted environment that could change quickly and easily, Calvary Chapel Chino Hills partnered with CCI Solutions to design and install the latest in lighting and LED video wall technology to create any experience they want with ease.

Design and Installation of AVL System – Major Technology Upgrade (existing building) [2,001+ seats]

First Baptist Church Naples

When First Baptist Church Naples embarked on a multi-phase complete sanctuary renovation project, they immediately contacted Springfield, Missouri-based integrator Paragon 360. Spanning two years, this project included new audio, video, lighting, and rigging systems, interior design, seating, acoustical treatment, and Paragon 360’s custom signature scenic, staging, and architectural elements.

Design and Installation of AVL System – New Building Sanctuary [801-2,000 seats]

Christ Fellowship

This room represents the highest level of production systems, forward thinking design, and immersive environment in the house of worship market in the United States today. Class leading technology implemented with intentionality provides a cohesive worship space that truly sets the bar for others.

Design and Installation of AVL System – New Building Sanctuary [801-2,000 seats]

Crosspointe Church

Upon purchasing a corporate park building that would become their new ministry home, Crosspointe Church in Anaheim, CA partnered with CCI Solutions to help create the dynamic worship experience they longed for but could never quite achieve in their former building.

Design and Installation of AVL System – New Building Sanctuary [801-2,000 seats]

The Assembly of West Monroe

Assembly of West Monroe wanted to create a more modern and contemporary space that would accommodate all their ministries and give them the ability to reach a greater audience. This design was very high tech with big audio, bright lights, and environmental projection for both adults and youth worship spaces.

Design and Installation of AVL System – New Building Sanctuary [2,001+ seats]

Berendo Street Baptist Church

Berendo Street Baptist Church built a completely new sanctuary across the street from their old location, and they needed a reliable, powerful, and affordable audio system for their new 2000+ seat sanctuary. dBTechnologies was the perfect choice for them with VIO L210, S318, Ingenia IG1T, IG2T, IG4T, DVXDM12 and LVX12.

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Technical Director [801-2,000 seats]

Hamilton Mill UMC

The Hamilton Mill UMC Student Center was a renovation project three years in the making. We transformed our old sanctuary into a new, state-the-art Student Center that can worship over 400 students in attendance.