Community Christian Church
Project Name: Community Christian Church
Project Location: Naperville, IL
Project Date: July, 2014
After worshipping in a gym for 15 years and desperately needing a dedicated space to train new leaders, Community Christian Church in Naperville, Illinois, added almost 18,000 SF of auditorium/lobby space and renovated nearly 28,000 SF of its existing lobby/café/gym areas. Challenge: Maintain the ‘Yellow Box’ brand that the community dubbed their original building, and bring that feeling into the interiors. Solution: Created the ‘Yellow Box Café’ as the lobby anchor visible from the main entry and used flooring and ceiling elements to direct attention to the café. Challenge: Meet the community’s expectations for a high-quality space while staying within the church’s limited budget. Solution: Made creative use of materials and colors, such as luxury vinyl woods, low cost carpet with high quality fiber, and bright, bold pops of color. Challenge: Create all spaces to serve a specific function, yet be flexible enough to use for multiple purposes. Solution: Used lobby flooring and flexible furniture to direct traffic flow and define multi-use areas. For example, five-minute hot spots let people have a quick conversation, while perches encourage longer conversation, all within the defined area. Furniture can also be rearranged to create a classroom or small group setting and even a small concert venue.