Providing space for their growing congregation to connect was an essential focus of the Genoa Church construction project. Connection space was severely lacking in their previous multi-use facility. The new lobby has a sprawling footprint, connects both sides of the building, and features a stunning cafe and lounge space. It also connects the worship center and children's area, making it the central hub for Genoa Church members on Sunday morning.
The lobby serves a central role in the church. Our team designed the lobby to support the interaction of a large number of people. Acoustical solutions installed throughout are masked as wall art. Custom-fabricated ceiling clouds make the space feel more intimate, and distributed audio creates a consistent atmosphere.
The lobby also functions as a small venue space. A push-button audio system effortlessly allows staff to grab a mic and coordinate volunteers or switch the lobby audio from background music to a live feed from the sanctuary.
The Genoa Cafe is fitted with monitors to display church announcements and the cafe menu, custom-built furniture with integrated power, and ceiling clouds to tie in with the lobby design. Our team also fabricated all of the wall scenic panels that beautifully blend wood and aluminum elements.