Willow Creek Community Church

South Barrington, Illinois

As the third-largest church in the United States, Willow Creek Community Church needed to expand its space to accommodate its massive congregation. The new stage features a 90’ x 54’ proscenium opening, making it the largest facility of its kind in the United States.

Included in the project is a full-feature backstage performance area and orchestra pit with rehearsal rooms and A/V equipment, as well as a basement level with flexible space for children’s ministry two 6,000-square-foot rooms and 25 programming rooms for infants and toddlers. The massive auditorium ensures the church will have a place where all of its congregants can gather for years to come.

Necessary to the success of the project was an intricate orchestration of construction work flow and material deliveries. Safety to site workers and church foot traffic was of utmost concern since the new facility was constructed literally at Willow’s front door, all while normal church operations continued.

Partners
Owner: Willow Creek Community Church
Architect: Pasma Group Architects