Evangelical Covenant Church of Hinsdale
McBride Kelley Baurer provided a Master Plan for the Evangelical Covenant Church that reorganized and enhanced both the site and building circulation. The Master Plan makes all levels of the building accessible and includes both renovations and additions which accommodate the expanding programs of the church. Phase I includes a new multi-purpose room and building entrance leading to a two story gathering space. This gathering space acts as the hub of the complex and has direct access to both new and existing spaces.
The key challenges of this project were to blend the new and existing buildings while maintaining the scale of the buildings to not overpower the residential neighbors. The multi-purpose room is held back from the street. In the adjacent spaces, materials, eave heights and roof slopes match and complement the existing buildings. The project has been enthusiastically received by the church, neighbors and village officials.