THE BRIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH
“I trust that your experience with Carlson Architecture will be as positive as ours." Scott J. Ziegler - Senior Pastor
946 E. Thacker St.
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Size: 3,000 s.f. Addition and 11,000 s.f. Renovation
General Contractor: Schramm Construction
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.