NorthCreek Church & School

Walnut Creek, CA

Project Size

84,449 SF New Construction


Project Scope

Sanctuary, Classrooms, Offices

 

Architect of Record

Daniel Cook, BGW Founder Emeritus


BGW Builder

Hilbers, Inc.


Project Completion Date

May 2008

NorthCreek Church of Walnut Creek, California, had faced a funding setback in the development of its campus master plan several years ago. The church began planning with the BGW team and the elder board approved the $13 million budget proposal. The project faced challenges: demolition of an existing facility, a compact site that posed parking/circulation difficulties, complex storm water regulations, and intense scrutiny by city/county agencies. The trinity partnership between the Building Committee, BGW architect and BGW builder were navigated well – and through a relationship based approach.

With commanding architectural entry-ways, the exterior of the 68,500 SF church boasts indigenous materials designed to complement existing campus facilities. The dynamic two-story vaulted main entry brings visitors and members into adequate fellowship space, directs them to the 1300-seat sanctuary, administrative wing or education classrooms. The worship center features a sloped floor, auditorium seating, acoustic ceiling clouds, and state of the art audio/visual with a large second-floor a/v control booth.

“When we saw the significant savings provided through this [BGW] approach, we realized that it was possible to build Phase II and Phase III (96,000 SF) for less than half of what had been previously projected.” – Project Manager, NorthCreek Building Committee