Broadview Missionary Baptist Church

The program included a 2,000-seat sanctuary, a 250-seat chapel, a two story multi-purpose fellowship hall seating 350, nurseries, classrooms, and counseling offices. The 150-degree, fan-shaped design of Broadview Missionary Baptist Church’s sanctuary creates a sense of closeness to the pulpit and to the 200-person choir section behind the pulpit. Because of the radial seating plan, each main floor and balcony seat is within 90 feet of the platform. Every worshipper can see the faces of others regardless of where they are sitting, thus drawing the large congregation closer together. The strategic placement of the foyer with symbolic fountain.provides an important space for interaction and functions as a true hub for the sanctuary, chapel, and fellowship hall. The total floor area exceeds 80,000 s.f.

Year: 2004
Location: Broadview, Illinois
Area: 80,265 square feet

Key Features

2,100-seat sanctuary with 190-seat choir
250-seat chapel
two-story skylit lobby with water feature symbolizing the twelve apostles
two-story, 400-seat fellowship hall
14 Sunday school classrooms
3 nursery school classrooms
television studio
media resource center and study
counseling offices


2007 Frank Lloyd Wright Award, AIA Illinois
2007 150 Great Places in Illinois, AIA Illinois
2005 Merit in Architecture Award, AIA Northeast Illinois
2004 Gold Medal Award, Association of Licensed Architects
2004 Outstanding Design Award, American School and University