Chicago, Illinois

This three-story church will address the current and future needs of a growing congregation and community. The Church’s goal was to create a new symbol for their community. We responded with a dynamic contemporary design aesthetic that acts as an attractive symbol of the congregation’s strong spirit and traditions.


  • 50,000 SF

  • 1200-seat sanctuary

  • 450-seat banquet hall

  • 140 parking spaces

  • 14 classrooms

  • Commercial kitchen

  • Bookstore

  • TV / radio recording studio

  • Charity foundation

  • Administrative offices

  • Guest residence for visiting scholars



Client: Elim Pentecostal Church

Architecture: a+c architects

Interior Design: a+c architects

Civil: Gloger Engineers 

Landscape: Gary Topalian

Structural: SP Engineering

MEP: DesignTeq Consulting Engineers