Elevation Church in Lake Norman recently won the 2014 Worship Facilities Solomon Award for best church design. The project was designed by LS3P, and opened earlier this year. MPV Properties’ own George Macon also had involvement with the project during the acquisition of property, and with construction management.
The award was announced Oct. 1 at the WFX Block Party in Dallas. WFX Awards were selected by editors of Worship Facilities and Church Production magazines, members of the WFX Advisory Board, and the WFX management team. WFX provides education and resources for church leaders, including hosting conferences and expositions.
The adaptive reuse project transformed a derelict movie theater into a worship center, providing a new hub for the church and a catalyst for revitalization for the community. The state-of-the-art auditorium accommodates 1,200 worshippers, and offers a performance venue to the community.
Program spaces include an auditorium, a children’s ministry area, two children’s performance theaters, a welcome lobby, and gathering spaces. In addition to salvaging an underutilized structure, the project brought about immediate neighborhood revitalization impacts.
Founded in 1963, LS3P operates from its six offices in Charlotte, Raleigh and Wilmington and Charleston, Columbia and Greenville, S.C., and provides architecture, interior architecture, and planning services.