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


We are a group of architects and engineers working collaboratively to make a positive impact on the built environment.  From our large light filled studio, we focus our energy on diverse projects, working together to create spaces that will inspire and hold meaning for our clients and the collective community.  Regardless of project type or scale, we see every design as an opportunity to fulfill client goals and fuel our passion for architecture.