Fox Valley Church
Location: West Dundee, IL
The congregation of Fox Valley Church desired a master plan for a building that would be aesthetically and theologically coherent, and would allow the church to expand at a later date.
Since budget was limited, economical yet tasteful measures were used in the design. Split-face concrete block and glazed green brick were used to create a serene building that overlooks the surrounding wooded wetlands and retention lake. A pre-engineered metal roof structure provides an affordable solution for the church, while the clerestory element above the sanctuary references the agrarian history of the area. Warm wood paneling in the sanctuary addresses acoustical tuning and creates a unique backdrop for worship that speaks to the unification of the contemporary and traditional. LED lighting at the sanctuary platform uses the beauty of color to set the tone for worship.