Awards


2017 Solomon

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 2017 Solomon Winners.


Church Design – Outdoor Spaces
Solomon Awards: Victory Life Church
Victory Life Church recently finished a $6.9 million dollar building project that finished on time and on budget. As much time and attention was focused on the outdoor space as the interior. Our ¾ mile walking path and inviting outdoor patio naturally draws the community in to hear the Gospel.


Church Design – Youth and Children’s Spaces
Solomon Awards Midland Young Life
Hundreds of students use Young Life Midland's new youth facility throughout the week for Bible study, group lunches, games, mentoring, counseling, worship and fellowship.The facility features a worship area that opens onto a patio with picnic tables, rocking chairs and a fireplace; a game room; kitchen and lounge spaces.


Church Design – Youth and Children’s Spaces
Solomon Awards Second Baptist Church - Cypress Campus
For one of the largest churches in the nation, Second concentrated on growing services for the smallest members of its congregation. The new youth and children’s spaces reflect this mission by placing a focus on children, creating fun themed age-appropriate areas, and ensuring children’s security for parents’ peace of mind.


Church Design – Youth and Children’s Spaces
Solomon Awards: Fellowship Bible Church
CDH Partners worked with Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, Georgia to help them develop a plan to provide space for their growing student ministry. Additionally, conferences, group meetings and other church events utilize the facility. The building provides many multipurpose opportunities for the entire church family and the community.


Church Design – Youth and Children’s Spaces
Solomon Awards: Grace Baptist Church
The GSM building located on the campus of Grace Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN was designed to enhance the student ministry's mission to create environments that allow students to connect with each other and provide opportunities for them to hear the gospel and experience Jesus in new ways.


Church Sanctuary Design - Non AVL technology focused - Traditional and Contemporary
Solomon Awards Church Eleven32
The new 17,600 sq-ft Event Center designed by Shanks Architects for Church Eleven32 incorporates a bold and simple design to reflect the church’s ministry focus to a growing North Texas community. A spacious, light filled Commons leads to the 500-seat room designed for a high energy worship experience.


Church Sanctuary Design - Non AVL technology focused - Traditional and Contemporary
Solomon Awards Crossgates Baptist Church
In 2015, Crossgates Baptist Church in Brandon, Mississippi, contracted Springfield, Missouri-based Paragon 360, a turn-key design firm specializing in church renovations and new construction, to lead the design process for a complete Sanctuary Renovation Project. After extensive design work and installation, the project was completed in January of 2017.


Church Sanctuary Design - Non AVL technology focused - Traditional and Contemporary
Solomon Awards First Presbyterian Midland
First Presbyterian Church of Midland updated their chapel to become a multi-functional space. It was transformed from a dark, closed off part of the church, into a beautiful, open space for events, while maintaining the church’s rich heritage.


Church Sanctuary Design - Non AVL technology focused - Traditional and Contemporary
Solomon Awards Harvard Avenue Baptist Church
When Harvard Avenue Baptist Church in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, decided it was time to update their 500-seat sanctuary, they turned to Paragon 360 for a complete sanctuary renovation. The 2017 project included new audio, video, lighting, and rigging systems, FabriTRAK® acoustical treatment, and Paragon’s signature custom scenic & staging elements.


Church Sanctuary Design - Non AVL technology focused - Traditional and Contemporary
Solomon Awards Southcrest Baptist Church
Southcrest Baptist’ new Worship Center, designed by Shanks Architects, is a catalyst for growth and community connection in Lubbock and West Texas. The facility seats 1,629 and engages the community with an open presence toward Loop 289, anchored by a custom designed fifty-foot-tall sculpture of the Three Crosses.


Church Sanctuary Design - Non AVL technology focused - Traditional and Contemporary
Solomon Awards: Church of the Incarnation
Church of the Incarnation has been a presence in the Uptown area of Dallas since 1927. The cathedral recently expanded their outreach to the community with the addition of a Gothic style chapel with state-of- the- art media. Full height glass reveals the new Children’s Education Building and Gathering Hall.


Church Sanctuary Design - Non AVL technology focused - Traditional and Contemporary
Solomon Awards: Cornerstone Chapel
Cornerstone Chapel, a sprawling ski lodge-like church in Leesburg, Virginia, represents a new take on the worship experience. Built on 32 acres and seating 2,200, Cornerstone combines careful, detailed design and natural materials to create a welcoming space. Cornerstone has to ability to hold thousands, yet maintains an intimate feel.


Church Sanctuary Design - Non AVL technology focused - Traditional and Contemporary
Solomon Awards: Seminole Baptist
When Seminole Baptist decided to move forward with their much-needed Sanctuary Renovation Project in 2015, they contacted Springfield, Missouri-based Paragon 360, a turn-key design firm with a national reputation for excellence in church renovations and new construction. After an extensive renovation, Seminole opened their new sanctuary on September 11th, 2016.


Church Sanctuary Design - Non AVL technology focused - Traditional and Contemporary
Solomon Awards: South Haven Baptist Chuch
When South Haven Baptist Church decided to revitalize their church through a Sanctuary Renovation Project, they turned to Paragon 360, a nationally-renowned design firm, and in this case, a local neighbor, located in Springfield, Missouri. Design work began in Summer of 2016, and installation was completed in April of 2017.


Church Sanctuary Design - Non AVL technology focused - Traditional and Contemporary
Solomon Awards: St. John Vianney Catholic Church
Nestled in West Houston’s Memorial neighborhood, St. John Vianney Catholic Church made significant additions and enhancements to the church campus to meet their expanding congregation's needs. The compelling design integrates the new and old cohesively, uniting the parish in its mission of "Living Faith, Changing Lives, and Making a Difference."


Design and Installation of Audio System or Sound Reinforcement
Solomon Awards Cherry Hills Community Church
While Cherry Hills’ space is beautiful, a poorly designed PA system installed only seven years ago left the quality of experience to chance. After a live demo “shootout” in their space, L’Acoustics KARA solution was the chosen winner. Now the room now sounds as good as it looks!


Design and Installation of Audio System or Sound Reinforcement
Solomon Awards Clear Springs Baptist
Clear Springs Baptist is outfitted with 18 PreSonus WorxAudio XL1i-P line arrays. An X2i-P/D array was flown over-stage for monitoring; dual TL218SSi-P subwoofers provide LF support. Present capacity is 800, but removable sidewalls will allow expansion to 1,600. Designed for this expansion, the system merely requires re-positioning of the arrays.


Design and Installation of Audio System or Sound Reinforcement
Solomon Awards Eastside Christian Church La Habra Campus
At Eastside Christian Church, an innovative system of Meyer Sound LEOPARD enables volunteers to deploy a world-class reinforcement system for an 800-seat gymnasium in less than an hour. LEOPARD provides ample music power and high intelligibility while conserving financial resources by eliminating the need for costly removable flown arrays.


Design and Installation of Audio System or Sound Reinforcement
Solomon Awards: First Baptist Church Springfield
Beautiful architecture can co-exist with effective audio. First Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri, discovered this after Paragon 360 provided a new audio system that drastically improved speech intelligibility; while forgoing acoustic treatments to maintain the current level of musical performances, as well as the traditional integrity of the worship center.


Design and Installation of AVL System – Major Technology Upgrade - Existing building
Solomon Awards Cornerstone Church
Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Chandler, Arizona, installed VITEC's House of Worship Multi-Site Streaming Solution. Featuring VITEC's MGW Ace appliances, the solution enables Cornerstone to stream two synchronized, low-latency, and broadcast-quality camera feeds to its satellite campuses. Cornerstone volunteers can operate the system with ease, eliminating technical roadblocks and delays


Design and Installation of AVL System – Major Technology Upgrade - Existing building
Solomon Awards Crossgates Baptist Church
In 2015, Crossgates Baptist Church in Brandon, Mississippi, contracted Springfield, Missouri-based Paragon 360, a turn-key design firm specializing in church renovations and new construction, to lead the design process for a complete Sanctuary Renovation Project. After extensive design work and installation, the project was completed in January of 2017.


Design and Installation of AVL System – Major Technology Upgrade - Existing building
Solomon Awards First Corinthian Baptist Church
All Pro partnered with FCBC to develop an integrated system that would satisfy their desire for creativity, while also maintaining a strict budget. The final product is user-friendly enough to be operated by volunteers, but is powerful enough to facilitate Broadway quality concerts and plays during the week.


Design and Installation of AVL System – Major Technology Upgrade - Existing building
Solomon Awards John Wesley United Methodist Church
Built in the 1960’s, John Wesley United Methodist Church is a well-established community church located outside of the Houston area. Serving more than 3,100 members, it was looking to incorporate the latest visual solution in the church’s sanctuary to better display scripture lessons, song lyrics and other information during services.


Design and Installation of AVL System – Major Technology Upgrade - Existing building
Solomon Awards Lakeside Christian Church
Lakeside Christian Church is planting vibrant satellite congregations to reach the Kentucky area just across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio. Renovation of a satellite campus (a 2016 Solomon Award Project) raised the need to update the main campus, and for that they again called on Custom Sound Designs.


Design and Installation of AVL System – Major Technology Upgrade - Existing building
Solomon Awards Life Church
An innovative acoustic design of the new sanctuary delivers an amazing worship experience. A stellar design coupled with great installation of audio, video, and lighting systems means this church has it all.


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