Adjacent to the ULL campus, the BCM was located in a mundane 1960’s era building which was outdated and too small to serve the needs of this growing Christian ministry. The BCM sought a new identity in addition to expanding and updating the existing building. The new public face of the organization needed to be eye-catching and distinctive, yet comfortable in its neighborhood setting.
New additions to the front and back of the building provide for expanded program functions and create a dynamic play of solids, large glazed openings that reveal interior activities, and sloped roof forms. The usage of exterior red brick is inspired by the ULL campus buildings. A tall, sculptural element contains a small prayer room that transforms at night to become a signature beacon along the street.