Photo credit: Pasma Group; Pepper Construction
Location: South Barrington, IL
Architect: Pasma Group
Contractor: Pepper Construction
Square Footage: 350,000
Construction Cost: N/A
Willow Creek Church, the United States’ third-largest church, needed to expand its space to accommodate its growing congregation. New construction included a full auditorium, expanded community spaces, educational facilities, and interface with multiple functions contained within the existing campus. The new auditorium is a 7,500-seat, three-level auditorium, with main level and two levels of tiered balcony seating. Balconies are framed with cantilevered steel trusses. Auditorium roof construction is a column-free, 168-feet clear-span structure. The auditorium also features a full performing-arts stage, with 80-feet tall stage house.