WINNER of a 2016 AIA ST. LOUIS AWARD CITATION

After a two year design process evaluating multiple sites and various construction types, CORE10 completed drawings of a new facility for this growing Kirkwood church.  The original direction was to renovate an existing retail store into a new church.  After performing a space planning study, CORE10 determined that a new building would be a more economical approach and then proceeded to help the church find a vacant lot in Kirkwood.

Designed to facilitate a young congregation in a traditional community, this new building reflects the charm and character of the surrounding architecture with a clean, modern palate that matches the vibrancy of the congregation within.  The inviting building reaches out with provisions for hosting many community events as part of Kirkwood Road to serve multiple uses beyond Sundays. 

The architects created a fellowship courtyard at Greentree Community Church to support the church’s mission of reaching out to the neighborhood.

The entrance porch, sanctuary, fellowship hall, and courtyard form an ensemble that invites visitors in from the street and forms a friendly stage for church and community events.
— FRANK HARMON, FAIA. PRINCIPAL OF FRANK HARMON ARCHITECT, RALEIGH, NC. 2016 AIA ST. LOUIS DESIGN AWARDS CHAIR