The Praising Place

Charlotte, NC


Project Size

54,000 SF Remodel / Repurpose

Project Scope

Conversion of Grocery Store (Sanctuary, Café, Classrooms, Indoor Playground, Offices)

Architect of Record

Daniel Cook, BGW Founder Emeritus


Clayton Construction

Project Completion Date

June 2017

Formerly a grocery store, the new 54,000 SF church facility features a sanctuary that seats up to 650 people and includes state-of-the-art technology, with environmental projection and 9′ x 16′ video walls allowing for lighting displays, changeable art, and themed sets. A raised performance platform at the front of the sanctuary has ample room for a band and full choir. Other features include cutting-edge stage lighting, a backstage area, surround seating, and an AVL control box.

The main entrance leads to a large lobby and third place gathering area which includes a café, indoor playground and intimate lounge seating throughout.  The facility also includes classrooms, offices, youth ministry space, a music room and two nurseries.

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