Barrington United Methodist Church
In the fall of 1998, a tragic fire destroyed the historic Barrington United Methodist Church located in downtown Barrington. After extensive research and deliberation, the congregation decided to rebuild on a 23 acre site in neighboring Barrington Hills.
The new 52,000 SF facility was to recall some of the historic imagery of the old church in both its style and in its design elements, such as the steeple.
The new plan features a Sanctuary which seats 450 people. The facility also includes a Fellowship Hall, Classrooms, and Administrative Offices. Also included are state of the art audio/visual systems in the Sanctuary and other areas of the church.
Construction of this $8,000,000 project was completed in the summer of 2003. Mr. Saavedra and Mr. Gehlhausen served as Partners in Charge.
2005 Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture
- Northern Illinois chapter of the American Institute of Architects