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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.

2019 Solomon Awards

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

Pure Heart Church; 5 Words Media2019 Solomon Awards
5 Words Media was blessed to provide Pure Heart Church in Glendale, Arizona, with professional Audio, Video and Lighting system design and integration, where the unique needs of the youth are met and they have a place to be discipled and worship God well into the future.

2019 Solomon Awards

Building Contractor [1-300 seats]

Central Christian Church; Visioneering Studios Construction2019 Solomon Awards
Central Christian Church hired Visioneering Studios as their design-builder to reimagine their 7-acre campus on a minimal budget through strategic additions and renovations to their four existing buildings, giving their 1960s-era campus a facelift, including new finishes and outdoor environments that invite a new generation to rediscover the church.

2019 Solomon Awards

Building Contractor [301-800 seats]

New Work Fellowship; Goff Companies, LLC2019 Solomon Awards
New Work Fellowship consisted of a worship room expansion from 385 seats to just under 700, new commons addition, children area renovations, a new cafe and a new AVL system. All work was done while the church was fully operational and no Sunday services were missed.

2019 Solomon Awards

Building Contractor [301-800 seats]

The Community at Lake Ridge; Goff Companies, LLC
Goff Companies, LLC is proud to have assisted The Community at Lake Ridge with the construction of their new facility and associated site development. The facility consists of a 550-seat worship room, a large commons space, office space, coffee café, a large children’s area and a youth auditorium.

2019 Solomon Awards

Building Contractor [801-2,000 seats]

Severns Valley Baptist Church; Visioneering Studios Construction2019 Solomon Awards
Severns Valley Baptist Church hired Visioneering Studios as their design-builder to expand the facilities on their 70-acre campus with a new 1,400-seat worship venue, strategic renovations to Student and Children’s ministry areas, and great outdoor community space to tie it all together and serve as a welcome invitation to passersby.

2019 Solomon Awards

Building Contractor [2,001+ seats]

Visalia First; Goff Companies, LLC2019 Solomon Awards
Goff Companies, LLC was honored to walk with Visalia First on their decade long journey to realize the vision for their Church. Construction of the 76,000 square foot new facility consisted of a 2,600 seat worship venue, office, large commons, AVL production room, green room, cafe, book store and related spaces.

2019 Solomon Awards

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

Crossroads East Side; Champlin Architecture2019 Solomon Awards
Faith based facility design has evolved to reflect our needs and expectations for connection and community. Crossroads is focused on a transformation that presents new life and opportunity for the Eastside of Cincinnati within a retail center. Our design solution focused on architecture that presents strong community messaging and brand.

2019 Solomon Awards

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

Holy Family Roman Catholic Church; W2A Design Group2019 Solomon Awards
W2A Design Group provided Architectural services for a new 18,000 square foot Parish Center for Holy Family Church in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. The building contains a two-story fully-glazed lobby with coffee bar and mezzanine, meeting rooms, banquet hall capable of subdividing, two commercial kitchens and cafeteria space for the adjacent elementary school.

2019 Solomon Awards

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

Faith Covenant Church; Station 19 Architects, Inc.2019 Solomon Awards
Faith Covenant‘s focus is hospitality, welcoming their community and caring for families, but their building reflected an old ministry model, tight hallways and inadequate hospitality areas. Station 19 Architects partnered with Faith to create light-filled, colorful spaces that reflect the “Gather, Grow, & Go” mission and vision of the church.

2019 Solomon Awards

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

First Baptist Church of Jacksonville at Nocatee; CDH Architecture
FBC Jacksonville built a new satellite campus in Nocatee. The church wanted to give back to their community and provide a recreational space. Therefore the design focus is a multi-purpose room space, which serves as a state-of-the-art auditorium on Sunday mornings and as a gymnasium during the week.

2019 Solomon Awards

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

Houston’s First Baptist Church Downtown
As you drive down Jefferson Street in downtown Houston, it’s hard to miss the newly renovated Houston’s First Baptist Church. The new worship center features a larger-than-life illuminated cross unlike any other landmark in the city. The cross serves as a beacon of light and hope to the surrounding community.

2019 Solomon Awards

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

NorthCross Lutheran Church; Station 19 Architects, Inc.
Tremendous growth in their ministry prompted NorthCross to strategically purchase a site within their community for potential relationships with the adjacent high school and residential senior facility. Their new building provides a timeless, quality, family focused design that serves their current culture with room to grow for the next generation.

2019 Solomon Awards

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

Vale Church; BLDD Architects2019 Solomon Awards
Envisioned by church leadership and designers as a “safe place to explore faith,” this budget-friendly building includes the essentials as the first step in Vale Church’s long-term plans. It includes a modern worship space, classrooms, and a gathering space that welcomes all who enter with the joy of the Lord.

2019 Solomon Awards

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

First Baptist Church Tulsa; HH Architects2019 Solomon Awards
FBC Tulsa was a unique and challenging project in a downtown setting encompassing three city blocks, with the new construction site nestled between five existing multi-story buildings. Through diligent pre-planning, the design for the new children’s and adult education building gave the church something they had dreamed of for years.

2019 Solomon Awards

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

Hope Fellowship Church; SPACE
SPACE worked with Hope Fellowship to redesign and expand their existing East Frisco facility, creating a additions for a new auditorium and volunteer spaces, and expansion of their children’s and youth departments. The addition was designed as a modern compliment to the original with the completed project exceeding 100,000 square feet.

2019 Solomon Awards

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

Life Fellowship Church; SPACE
SPACE was retained by Life Fellowship to provide the design for their newest facility which provides more than 44,000 square feet of new area for worship, classrooms, fellowship, and main offices. Located southeast of the Dallas metroplex, their church sits on over 100 acres of property adjacent to US Hwy. 175.

2019 Solomon Awards

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

Orchard Church; SPACE
Orchard enlisted SPACE for the planning, programming and design of their new 50,000 square foot facility. The building serves more than 1,200 attendees each service including a fully-equipped children’s department and administrative offices. The architectural vernacular employed a modern interpretation of Adirondack “lodge” style with exposed structure, polished concrete flooring, and neutral colors.

2019 Solomon Awards

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

Stonegate Church; SPACE2019 Solomon Awards
Stonegate’s 65,000 square foot building designed by SPACE includes an auditorium for over 1,000 attendees, a children’s department, and office spaces for the staff. The architecture is based on a modern interpretation of a craftsman style, featuring a stucco and stone exterior, wood wall applications, live plant walls, and modern lighting.

2019 Solomon Awards

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

Celebration Church; SPACE
Celebration Church enlisted SPACE to complete the programming and design of their new church home located on 110-acres in north Austin, Texas. The 90,000 square foot facility provides 27,000 square feet of auditorium space with more than 2,400 seats and is constructed of exposed structural steel, limestone and polished concrete flooring.

2019 Solomon Awards

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

First Baptist Church Forney; HH Architects2019 Solomon Awards
FBC Forney has seen tremendous growth through the past 150 years. With continued steady growth, the church was in need of a new multi-purpose facility to serve their ministry desires for further community outreach. Through the use of innovative planning and creative design, HH Architects accomplished this.

2019 Solomon Awards

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

Franklin Avenue Baptist Church; Visioneering Studios Architecture2019 Solomon Awards
Franklin Avenue Baptist Church hired Visioneering Studios to help them relocate to a new 21-acre campus that included a new 3,500-seat worship venue from their previous location that was landlocked with limited parking and still struggling to recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

2019 Solomon Awards

Church Design – Gathering and Community Spaces [301-800 seats]

Relevant Community Church; RDG Planning & Design2019 Solomon Awards
Envisioned as a catalyst for its mission, The Relevant Center’s new home is a facility that doesn’t look or feel like a typical church, designed to serve needs of the larger community. This state-of-the-art facility includes an 800-seat auditorium, conference area, flexible gathering and living room areas and education spaces.

2019 Solomon Awards

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

First Baptist Church Muskogee; Paragon 360
Maintaining the heritage of a revered church building while providing much needed updates for a modern congregation is a difficult pairing. However, when First Baptist Muskogee needed to update their lobby, Paragon 360 found a solution that was just right for the needs of the church.

2019 Solomon Awards

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

Foothills Church; Studio Four Design2019 Solomon Awards
Foothills Church has always been focused on developing mature disciples of Christ, and they know this must occur in relational environments. This latest addition to their campus is a place of gathering and social connection in a variety of settings, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountain foothills.

2019 Solomon Awards

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

Harris Creek Baptist Church; GFF Architects
Harris Creek Baptist Church in Waco, Texas, engaged GFF for a 29,000 square foot expansion containing a 1,000-seat Worship venue, commons, and community spaces. Concrete form liner defines the perimeter of the Worship volume. Wood accent elements add warmth. The plaza features a baptistery which also doubles as a splash pad.

2019 Solomon Awards

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

First Baptist Church Forney; HH Architects2019 Solomon Awards
First Baptist Church Forney has seen tremendous growth through the past 150 years. With steady continued growth, the church was in need of a new multi-purpose facility to serve their ministry desires for further community outreach. Through the use of innovative planning and creative design, HH Architects accomplished this.

2019 Solomon Awards

Church Design – Youth and Children’s Spaces [301-800 seats]

Bay Area Community Church; Waldon Studio Architects2019 Solomon Awards
Bay Area Community Church is a contemporary church located in Annapolis, Maryland that values authentic relationships, discipling believers, and reaching their neighbors. Their new Student Center and expanded Children’s Wing provide fun, engaging, and relational environments for children and students to worship, connect with each other and their leaders.

2019 Solomon Awards

Church Design – Youth and Children’s Spaces [301-800 seats]

Highland Park United Methodist Church-Tolleson Family Activity Center; HH Architects
Located in one of Dallas’ most prestigious areas, Highland Park United Methodist Church’s Tolleson Family Activity Center serves as the metroplex’s largest Special Needs outreach ministry. With it’s state-of-the-art sensory rooms, youth facilities, and wellness ministry, the church now offers something for everyone.

2019 Solomon Awards

Church Design – Youth and Children’s Spaces [301-800 seats]

Prestonwood Baptist Church; Paragon 360
Prestonwood Baptist wanted to improve their existing Youth Facility, and make it more engaging, versatile and modern. All of these goals were carefully considered by Paragon 360 in the design process which made the end result exactly what Prestonwood had needed for their multi-purpose youth space.

2019 Solomon Awards

Church Design – Youth and Children’s Spaces [301-800 seats]

Woodcreek Church; GFF Architects2019 Solomon Awards
Woodcreek Church in Richardson, Texas, engaged GFF to expand their children’s ministry with a 28,600 square foot facility containing a two-story family commons, children’s assembly & classrooms, indoor playscape, and multi-purpose activity room. Themed zones based on age groups were reinforced with playful colors/materials providing a sense of ownership to the kids.

2019 Solomon Awards

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

McLean Bible Church (Tysons Campus); Visioneering Studios Architecture2019 Solomon Awards
McLean Bible Church hired Visioneering Studios as their designer to bring a deeper level of story to their children’s ministry area at their Tysons campus. As a multicultural church of believers from 106 different nations they wanted a design that simultaneously celebrates their cultural diversity and their unity in Christ.

2019 Solomon Awards

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

Sevier Heights Baptist Church; Ferry Construction Services, LLC
Anticipating a new season of leadership, Sevier Heights Baptist Church reached out to Ferry Construction Services, LLC to develop a renewed Preschool and Children’s area. The two entities combined efforts and worked closely in a design-build relationship to problem solve and achieve defined goals, ultimately coming in under budget.

2019 Solomon Awards

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

Central United Methodist Church; HH Architects2019 Solomon Awards
Originally founded in a log cabin, Central United Methodist Church has been a prominent part of Fayetteville’s history. With a long-standing presence on Dickson Street leading into the University of Arkansas, the challenge for this project was to modernize the campus to attract new demographics, while maintaining the church’s history.

2019 Solomon Awards

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

First Baptist Church Muskogee; Paragon 360
Maintaining the heritage of a revered church building while creating multi-generational worship spaces can be a significant challenge. First Baptist Muskogee turned to industry experts Paragon 360 for their historic sanctuary renovation, because of their track record of success with hundreds of churches across the country.

2019 Solomon Awards

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

Lake Bowen Baptist Church; McAbee Architects, Inc.2019 Solomon Awards
Lake Bowen Baptist Church was in need of additional auditorium seating and a general “makeover.” Unused attic space over classrooms located around the rear of the existing auditorium provided an opportunity for expansion by installing gallery seating. New sound, lighting and an environmental projection system completed the makeover.

2019 Solomon Awards

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

The Village Baptist Church; Paragon 360
The Village Baptist Church, in Fayetteville, North Carolina reached out to Paragon 360 when they needed a complete, top-to-bottom sanctuary renovation. The final product resulted in a completely transformed space with great intimacy.

2019 Solomon Awards

Design and Installation of Audio System or Sound Reinforcement [301-800 seats]

Prestonwood Baptist Faith Chapel; Paragon 3602019 Solomon Awards
On the campus of Prestonwood Baptist Church, in Plano, Texas, is the beautiful Faith Chapel. While aesthetically elegant, Prestonwood had needed solutions to serious audio intelligibility issues in the space since it was built in 2003. Paragon 360 combined classic architecture with modern technology to create an unparalleled audio solution.

2019 Solomon Awards

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

Our Lady of Mercy; AE Global Media2019 Solomon Awards
When Our Lady of Mercy reached out to the AE Global Media team, they had major intelligibility issues with the spoken word. The design of the speaker locations, the engineering team’s knowledge and the intensive training resulted in seamless transition between services with clear sound and intelligibility and zero feedback.

2019 Solomon Awards

Design and Installation of Audio System or Sound Reinforcement [2,001+ seats]

York Minster; Wigwam2019 Solomon Awards
The installation of a high specification audio system for York Minster cathedral, England. A Grade 1 listed building which is more than 500 years old. Ease of operation, with loudspeaker design being sympathetic to the architecture and excellent intelligibility, were paramount factors in the system design.

2019 Solomon Awards

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

Ontario First Church of the Nazarene; CCI Solutions2019 Solomon Awards
Ontario First Church of the Nazarene partnered with CCI Solutions to update their 40-year-old sanctuary with a PA from Martin Audio, full color house lighting from Chroma Q, a stage lighting rig from Chauvet Pro, along with two wall mounted LED walls from the Absen Acclaim series.

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

Corinth Reformed United Church; AE Global Media
This traditional church features a beautiful sanctuary with large wood columns, high ceilings, slate floors and stained-glass windows. Pastor and his team knew that they were ready to enhance the worship experience with an audio, video, and lighting upgrade both in their traditional space and in their contemporary worship center.

2019 Solomon Awards

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

First Baptist Church Muskogee; Paragon 3602019 Solomon Awards
Maintaining the heritage of a revered church building while providing much needed technological updates for a modern congregation is a difficult pairing. However, when First Baptist Muskogee needed to update their historic sanctuary, Paragon 360 found a solution that was just right for the needs of the church.

2019 Solomon Awards

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

The Village Baptist Church; Paragon 360
When The Village Baptist Church, in Fayetteville, North Carolina needed a complete sanctuary renovation, they reached out to Paragon 360. The project included a complete renovation of audio, video and lighting systems in addition to acoustics, motorized rigging and custom scenic and staging elements.

2019 Solomon Awards

Design and Installation of Video Display or Lighting Design [301-800 seats]

Prestonwood Baptist Church; Paragon 3602019 Solomon Awards
Prestonwood Baptist needed a complete overhaul of their youth space which would include the latest in lighting and video technology. Prestonwood understood that these are important elements in reaching younger congregants. The church reached out to the experts at Paragon 360 for the creative design of their new youth space.

2019 Solomon Awards

Design and Installation of Video Display or Lighting Design [301-800 seats]

Shepherd’s Grove Church; CCI Solutions
Shepherd’s Grove Church, home of The Hour of Power television ministry, partnered with CCI Solutions to install a 20′ x 11.3′ native 4k Absen Acclaim 1.5mm LED Video Wall to serve as not only as a focal point in their sanctuary, but also as a pristine video broadcast backdrop.

2019 Solomon Awards

Design and Installation of Video Display or Lighting Design [801-2,000 seats]

Daybreak Community Church; AE Global Media
Daybreak Community Church wanted to revitalize the sanctuary and bring a visual dynamic to a new broadcast service and the streaming. The AE Global Media team designed a fully functional camera system and broadcast room to reach the community and to implement a new 4K LED wall.

2019 Solomon Awards

Design and Installation of Video Display or Lighting Design [801-2,000 seats]

Eastern Hills Community Church; Diversified2019 Solomon Awards
Diversified partnered with Eastern Hills Community Church to create and implement a high impact theatrical lighting and LED video system in less than three months time to meet the Easter 2019 deadline, finishing ahead of schedule with creativity and excellence.

2019 Solomon Awards

Facilities Management [801-2,000 seats]

Blackhawk Church2019 Solomon Awards
Blackhawk Church implemented an entire facility management software program from AkitaBox, complete with building data collection of more than 131,886 square feet worth of space and mechanical asset information, and has seen incredible results. Best of all, the entire project was completed in less than 90 days.