Prairie Lakes Church
PRAIRIE LAKES CHURCH
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Construction completed in 2005
Project Architect: Duane Svoboda
Team: Steve Trost, Jay Kaduce
Owner: Prairie Lakes Church
Consultants: M2B Structural Engineers, MODUS & SHOOF Engineers
Contractor: Peters Construction Corporation
Awards: 2005 Excellence In Concrete Awards, Commercial Above Grade Buildings
This project involved a grand 55,000 square foot 2 story Worship Center, classroom spaces to facilitate all age groups, a welcoming and functional administrative area, and a Center for Learning and Leadership. Important also to the project were an entry lobby that would be warm and inviting, as well as a modern, upscale cafe for church members and visitors to gather for fellowship and coffee.
Most interesting or unique element of this project:
The design included a two story open entry lobby that is located outside of the learning center and classrooms on the second level and adjacent to the Worship Center and Cafe/coffee area on the main level and topped with a 16' by 16' clear skylight. The goal was to be grand and inspirational while warm and intimate at the same time.
What is the Architect's favorite aspect about the project?
Developing the prairie style architecture that was the vision of the owner.