CBC was the design-build contractor for the sanctuary building, and held a design competition among four architectural firms for the Client. Architect Bill Ewald was selected, and together with CBC designed a unique building, that was situated in a mandated Historical Architecture district in the city. A previous pastor had initiated the movement in Schaumburg to protect the historical zone. The building exterior is historically sensitive, while the sanctuary accommodates both traditional and contemporary worship, as well as school orchestra concerts.
The only building site was over an ancient peat bog, so CBC designed a foundation of deep, drilled concrete piers. CBC architects and engineers designed separate foundation supports for the exterior masonry walls and the long-span wood arches over the sanctuary. The tall sanctuary room can expand by 30% by removing drywall partitions below the balcony that accommodates classrooms in the first phase.
With the volunteer participation and the discounts from Christian-owned subcontractors, CBC returned $230,000 in savings to the church.