The project at Northbrook Church in Richfield, Wisconsin includes a multi-level, 31,000 SF addition to the existing church and school. The scope called for designing a new 800 seat theatrical worship space, a new gathering area and café on the first floor. Expanded adult education space is planned on the second floor.Read More
GROTH Design Group assisted Southbrook Church with Master Planning for various options. The $4.5-million Phase I project, completed in early 2016, expands the classroom, support, and fellowship spaces to address the needs of the highly-active congregation in a way that accommodates the worship environment of the gymnasium. It also sets the stage to support circulation and enhancement of fellowship activities once a larger new worship space is undertaken in Phase II.
The 23,600-square-foot Phase I addition blends with the architectural massing and materials of the original building, and provides a secure children’s check-in area, a multi-purpose room, a large meeting room, a café to serve fellowship needs, and a large fellowship area.Read More
The challenge facing this popular non-denominational church was two-fold – how to accommodate a space for meaningful gathering before and after worship services that could also serve as an informal meeting space during the week to community members. The space also needed to be of visual interest from the county highway and give the church a new face to the community. The solution was to design a glass faced space that both feels open and welcoming while also creating distinct zones that are comfortable at the human scale. Elements such as a fireplace, waterwall, display areas, serving counters and furniture were utilized in the space to define gathering areas while maintaining a pathway to worship.
The multi-use space will serve as a third-place meeting option for church and community members. The space will allow Fox River Christian to expand its ministry opportunities throughout the week and create a better Sunday morning experience.Read More
Recognizing a need to accommodate their growth with a long-term vision, Lakeland Community Church engaged GROTH Design Group to develop a master plan for the long-term vision on the site and develop Phase I design documents.
The Phase I building program includes a new 1,000 person worship space, new gathering and fellowship addition, new office space, large drop-off canopies, and other support spaces. The master plan will expand their children’s ministry and additional support space. A design was developed that accommodates the existing site layout while providing a worship space that will meet their long-term vision.