Vale Church

Bloomington, Illinois
<h2>Vale Church</h2>

A growing church in Bloomington, Illinois wanted to create a "safe place to explore faith." BLDD worked with Vale Church to develop a long-term plan for the future. The first step of the plan involved 29,000 s.f. and includes a modern worship space, classrooms for Christian Education, and a large gathering space. The bright and inviting gathering space helps to create a sense of belonging and acceptance to visitors and attendees. As the church grows within the community, the master plan allows for future expansion up to 100,000 s.f.

  • Large worship space
  • Christian education classrooms
  • Gathering space
  • Solomon Awards Winner 2019
The Challenge

How do we create a place of worship for the 21st century, while remaining under budget and within the bounds of a long-range facility plan?

The Solution

A smaller, more efficient building that feels welcoming to all, allowing the ministry the financial flexibility to grow into future phases of the master plan.

Environmental graphics create a sense of inspiration and connection. ​

Bright and open spaces are inviting and welcoming.