This is a large church that I was principle designer of while employed by Myler Church Building Systems of Crawfordsville, In. They are company that designs churches across the eastern half of the U.S.. I worked with the owners and pastors to produce this church that had as one of its priorities to encompass as much usuable space as possible as well as to make use of what was considered remnant land that was not generally suitable for building. The church was also interested in saving energy costs and something "different" in construction than is typical. The solution was to use essentially "big box" buidling methods as well as standard techniques along with some remarkable foundation designs to bring this principally African American church the godly fortress the desired to serve the local community. By using a steel frame and standard pre-cast conrete panels, a church, that included a sanctuary for seating 1800 people as well as a large gym and necessary office and ancillary spaces was constructed. It also includes a full size gymnasium for even more community outreach.
Location: Gary, Indiana