CORNERSTONE CHURCH – Cheshire, CT
Prior Circumstances: Cornerstone’s ministry was making do with 3 detached buildings: a 180-seat, 3,900 sq.ft. worship facility and two converted houses , a children’s ministry center (which was a converted house) and an adult learning center (another converted house). In addition to having outgrown the sanctuary, this three-building arrangement caused security concerns and was not visitor friendly.
Solution: Constructing a 14,800 sq.ft. building addition that includes a 450-seat sanctuary, multi-use church commons with café, visitor information center and guest connections room, new main entry, kitchen, office suite and expanded parking lot. Its exterior appearance complements that of the existing building, as well as reflects traditional New England architecture. The existing 3,900 sq.ft. building was renovated to become a kids ministry center for newborns through 6th grade. To proactively plan for the future, a master plan was also developed.