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American Lutheran Church: New Worship Space

Project Details:

  • Construction start: Fall 2005
  • Construction completed: June 2006
  • 11,300 sq. ft. facility
  • New facility on green site
  • 10,640 square feet
  • $2.2 Million
  • Glue-laminated structure in sanctuary
  • Exterior brick veneer
  • Stained-glass front
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Project Background:

American Lutheran Church, found in Bourbonnais, IL, had an outdated facility that was not ADA compliant and lacked sufficient parking. Rather than attempt to fix all of that, American Lutheran Church sold the building and decided to relocate to a residential area in nearby Bourbonnais. The church wanted a new facility that was attractive and inviting to their new neighbors. They also desired an exterior that clearly said, “church.” To help them turn this vision into reality, they turned to Aspen Group.

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Project Results:

The resulting Aspen Group design is a clean, fresh interpretation of traditional church architecture. A large glass tower in front includes a 22-foot cross. Throughout the building, an abundance of windows pull in natural light.

The new location provides convenient access for newcomers and provides a park-like atmosphere with space for future ball fields. The church plans to use their new facility to reach out to the surrounding community.

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Additional Images

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Ready to Get Started?

Feel free to reach out to us at any time. We’d be happy to discuss the vision for your church and how we could help!