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Project Details


946 E. Thacker St.
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Size: 3,000 s.f. Addition and 11,000 s.f. Renovation

Site: Suburban

 General Contractor: Schramm  Construction

Project Description

On a small lot near downtown Des Plaines, this aging church building had been added onto numerous times over its long history. Lacking windows, and communicating a cloistered, unwelcoming image, the congregation desired to “open up” the building to make it visitor friendly. The first priority was to establish a new main entrance and glass atrium lobby to drastically change the existing “fortress like” appearance of the existing building. Existing classrooms and offices were relocated to make room for a new gathering area and café for fellowship before and after services. New, larger and wider corridors were added to facilitate internal movement and to make the existing Worship Center easy to find. A new elevator was added to make the main level accessible to all individuals.