New Life Covenant Church

Chicago, Illinois

New Life Covenant Church was designed to provide much needed space for the quickly growing congregation in the urban setting of the Humboldt Park community of Chicago. With Reverend Wilfredo De Jesus’ (Pastor Choco) vision that “nobody is beyond the grace of God,” the church began to look for a place to house its growing congregation.  

  • 27,000 s.f.
  • 1,200 seat auditorium
  • Large gathering area
  • Classrooms
  • Sustainable features
  • Chicago Good Neighbor Awards Winner 2014
The Challenge

How do we create a new, vibrant church in an existing highly-industrialized neighborhood that connects with the culture of the commuity? 

The Solution

An open and transparent neighborhood-embracing exterior that welcomes and embraces everyone in the community. 

Project Goals:
Create a new home for a growing congregation | Become a beacon of hope within the community | Provide a sustainable worship and education facility
Community Ties

BLDD worked closely with the City of Chicago, the Department of Housing and Economic Development as well as the neighborhood and its Aldermen to bring the facility to life quickly for the community, to act as a ray of hope within the community.