NorthCreek Church & School
Walnut Creek, CA
84,449 SF New Construction
NorthCreek Church faced a number of challenges in the development of its campus master plan. BGW worked with the church elder board to overcome funding setbacks and navigate the complex steps through the process, including the demolition of existing facilities, complex storm water regulations, a compact site that posed parking and circulation difficulties and intense scrutiny by city and county agencies.
With commanding architectural entry-ways, the exterior of the new facility 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
Architect of record: Dan Cook, BGW Founder Emeritus