Not unlike building a home, the design and construction of the first new Armenian church in the Chicago area for more than three decades was a labor of love, especially for a nearly 100-year-old congregation which had been located in a renovated North Sheridan Roadhouse in Chicago for most of its existence. The commission represented a unique opportunity to blend old and new and called on a+c architects to contribute its expertise in showing the client how to stretch every dollar while still creating a house of worship that would proudly serve the community’s needs well into its next century.



Spaces for public use at the church include a sanctuary, multi-purpose community hall, commercial kitchen, and 47 parking spaces. Masonry and stone facade was selected to complement the context of the church’s suburban residential neighborhood and traditional architecture of the 8,000 sq. ft. Armenian church.



Architectural, engineering, and interior design: a+c architects

Civil: HK Consulting

Structural: Kamry Engineering

Photography: Patsy McEnroe Photography


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