Awards


2015 Solomon Awards

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

View 2015 Solomon Awards Winners.


Church Design - New Project - 801 or more Seats
Grace Bible Church
Grace Bible Church, designed by Jackson Galloway Associates, blends the edges of rustic and grand sophistication. Elegant contemporary craftsmanship with a mission flare gives this light-filled campus a warm texture that invites visitors to make themselves at home.


Church Design - New Project - 801 or more Seats
Harvester Christian Church
Harvester Christian Church needed a dynamic and larger worship center to replace its existing Sprung structure. Visioneering Studios Inc. helped Harvester create a world-class, 1,200-seat venue that will serve as the hub for future campus renovations and expansion as they help people on their journey of faith.


Church Design - New Project - 801 or more Seats
Joyful Church
Joyful Church’s desire for a fresh vision of Christian architecture, led to their selection of Beck to design a new campus. Central to this vision was a design that expressed a strong symbolic Christian message, but that also incorporated traditional Korean symbols in a fusion of architecture, faith and culture.


Church Design - New Project - 801 or more Seats
Life Austin
GFF Architects has designed a new outdoor amphitheater for LifeAustin Church to expand the church’s music ministry and to enable hosting of a variety of performance, worship, and community based events. The design features 1,000 fixed seats under cover, with capacity for another 500 persons on a lawn that surrounds the seating area.


Church Design - New Project - 801 or more Seats
River Valley Church
Interpreting the “DNA” of River Valley Church and reflecting it through the language of architecture and design has been a joy for Vanman Architects and Builders, which built the church’s newest campus in Shakopee, Minn. Through careful site placement, simple forms, natural light, views into the community, and maximized square footage, River Valley declares its vision through its facility.


Church Design - New Project - 1 to 800 Seats
Kirk Crossing
Kirk Crossing typifies the new trend in church construction. The 35,000 -square-foot building has a 500 seat worship space. An all -glass front reveals an indoor playscape. Eight-foot doors lead into the spacious, two story lobby. A heart for the community help Kirk Crossing grow in a very contemporary way.


Church Design - Renovation 1 - 800 seats
Cornerstone Church
By expanding the children’s ministry space at Austin, Minn.-based Cornerstone Church, Vanman Architects was able to provide a larger lobby and wider circulation space for worship. In a neighboring secured bay in the mall, Vanman created additional bathrooms, a nursery, classrooms, and a children’s auditorium.


Church Design - Renovation 1 - 800 seats
Redeemer Presbyterian Church
Redeemer Presbyterian Church repurposed a defunct 1960s YMCA in downtown San Antonio for use as a permanent church home. Using contemporary craftsmanship and a fresh approach to traditional ecclesial forms, Jackson Galloway Associates designed a place of light and natural beauty within the once-darkened concrete structure.


Church Design - Renovation 1 - 800 seats
The Mill Church
50-year-old mill village church finds new life in the hands of McAbee Architects Inc. This 8,000-square-foot renovation project was a total reimagining of the space and results in the backdoor becoming the front door of the church.


Church Design - Renovation 2001 or More Seats
Community Bible Church
Morris Integration recently completed a comprehensive audio, video, lighting, broadcast, and communications system design for Community Bible Church in San Antonio, Texas. The project scope was $5 million, and it was executed in phases over 16 months and completed in June 2015.


Church Design - Renovation 2001 or More Seats
First Baptist Orlando
We took and 30 year old very tired Worship Center and transformed it into an up to date vibrant technologically powerful Worship Center. Thank you for the opportunity to submit this project!


Church Design - Renovation 801 - 2000 seats
Cedar Valley Church
Cedar Valley’s 1,800-seat worship center went from an inflexible 1980s worship space to a highly flexible and interactive worship space. The church can now accommodate choir, vocals, full band, baptisms, drama, and more with minimal effort.


Church Design - Renovation 801 - 2000 seats
Clinton Frame Mennonite Church
Ten years ago, Clinton Frame Mennonite Church moved into a new sanctuary with acoustical issues. When physical renovation proved too costly, Custom Sound Designs proposed the Constellation Acoustic System by Meyer Sound, incorporating discreet microphones, speakers, and digital signal processing to provide flexible acoustic profiles in a single space.


Church Design - Renovation 801 - 2000 seats
Red Rocks Church
Red Rocks needed an adaptive reuse of its new Lakewood facility in order to create space for their worship center, café, children’s ministry, and offices. Visioneering utilized much of the existing bones to create an environment in which the spatial storytelling is refreshingly relevant.


Church Design - Renovation 801 - 2000 seats
Shepherd’s Grove
After acquiring a 40-year-old space for its new church location, Shepherd’s Grove turned to Mankin Media Systems to address acoustic challenges and introduce a state-of-the-art visual presentation.


Church Design - Renovation 801 - 2000 seats
Topeka Bible Church
Topeka Bible Church faced the challenge of renovating and retrofitting an old nursing home and turning it into new worship and classroom facility. The church also wanted to apply a unique video system not normally integrated. With the help of Mankin Media Systems, it all came together.


Church Special Project or Initiative
Brentwood Baptist Church
With a vision of interconnectivity across all five venues of its home campus in Brentwood, Tenn., Brentwood Baptist Church tasked Mankin Media Systems with a big HD migration project.


Church Special Project or Initiative
Cherry Hills Community Church
“Multi-use, multi-functional” was the idea behind Cherry Hills Community Church’s gym conversion project. As the fastest growing church in 2014, and a growing private school, their gym needed to become A LOT more—a youth worship center, cafeteria, and theatre for starters. Mankin Media Systems helped make that happen.


Church Special Project or Initiative
Shepherd’s Grove
After acquiring a 40-year-old space for its new church location, Shepherd’s Grove turned to Mankin Media Systems to address acoustic challenges and introduce a state-of-the-art visual presentation.


Church Technical Contractor or Consultant
Brentwood Baptist Church
With a vision of interconnectivity across all five venues of its home campus in Brentwood, Tenn., Brentwood Baptist Church tasked Mankin Media Systems with a big HD migration project.


Church Technical Contractor or Consultant
Cherry Hills Community Church
“Multi-use, multi-functional” was the idea behind Cherry Hills Community Church’s gym conversion project. As the fastest growing church in 2014, and a growing private school, their gym needed to become A LOT more—a youth worship center, cafeteria, and theatre for starters. Mankin Media Systems helped make that happen.


Church Technical Contractor or Consultant
Pathway Church
Pathway Church needed to turn their dull, lifeless, PA system into something lively and spectacular — without any downtime. Mankin Media Systems met the challenge with a complete PA system overhaul in less than one week.


Church Technical Contractor or Consultant
Shepherd’s Grove
After acquiring a 40-year-old space for its new church location, Shepherd’s Grove turned to Mankin Media Systems to address acoustic challenges and introduce a state-of-the-art visual presentation.


Church Technical Contractor or Consultant
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
SLR International Corp. was chosen as the AV and acoustical consultant on a historic sanctuary renovation project. Along with a host of acoustical design improvements, SLR provided St. Luke’s United Methodist Church with more microphone inputs, a new digital backbone for audio and broadcast video, an induction loop, and a completely new 3D-modeled audio system.


Church Technical Contractor or Consultant
Topeka Bible Church
Topeka Bible Church faced the challenging task of taking an old nursing home and turning it into new worship and classroom facility. They also wanted to apply a unique video system not normally integrated. With the help of Mankin Media Systems, they were able to make it all happen.


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