College Park The Portico

College Park Church had a vision to create unique outdoor space for congregation and community to connect with God, creation, and each other.

Completed 2024
Size 5,000 sq. ft.
Location Indianapolis, Indiana
Green Site 4 Seasons Community Space Outdoor Space


College Park Church’s desire was to create a unique space for connection. Coming out of the Covid shut-down season, the hunger for
in-person connection was real and tangible. The church specifically wnated to build a four seasons pavilion where they could host people on an everyday basis but would also be a place for the ceremonies that mark our lives in community, including weddings, connection, and hospitality.

A desire to connect with God in nature is a phenomenon that Aspen Group has promoted since our early research with Barna Group, so the team set out to meet this need through specific design elements, including multiple garage doors to open the space up in seasonable weather, firepits for fellowship, and playgrounds for the local community to enjoy.

We also had the privilege of partnership with a friend of the church, Purposeful Design, a furniture builder with a ministry focus, local to Indy. They helped us construct some of the beautiful designs you see in the photos and we had the honor of visiting them at their headquarters.

The goal of this space was beauty and connection. Details contributed to the sense of a human touch to create a delightful place for families, neighbors, and friends to experience the love of God in community.

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With a budget of $3.3M, the Portico Aspen Group designed, built, and furnished included…

  • 5,000 square feet
  • Multiple Garage Doors
  • A space for weddings, ceremonies, and large gatherings
  • Hospitality Area
  • Restrooms
  • Drinking fountains for walkers and runners
  • Exterior seating areas with fireplaces and firepits
  • A playground with a walking path

With the newly built space, the staff and congregations have a space for fellowship, large events with food trucks can take place, and the community can feel the presence of the church in an invitational setting.

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