The Cornerstone Fellowship Church needed a new facility that would accommodate their growing congregation and scope of services, activities and community reach. Recognizing the challenge associated with raising funds for a new religious facility, the contractor presented the idea to redevelop a vacant 62,000-square-foot indoor sports facility to meet the church’s needs.
Constructed in the early 1990s, the original structure used load-bearing Tilt-Up wall panels. Therefore, the building had few interior columns, allowing the design team to transform the majority of the original structure into a 2,000-seat sanctuary with the help of seating structures cast inside the facility with Tilt-Up techniques. By relocating two 70,000-pound Tilt-Up walls panels, the team easily added 14,000 square feet to the building footprint which today comprises a stage and event area, nursery, classrooms and a youth center.
With the construction of a 34,000-square-foot second floor containing additional offices and classrooms, the facility is now about 110,000 square feet in size. A 10,000-square-foot courtyard dramatically upgraded the image of the facility, allowing congregants to feel like they are more a part of a neighborhood than an industrial setting.
Livermore, CA 94550
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