Asbury United Methodist Church had just finished the largest Methodist church building project in the United States.  Already one of the top 10 largest Methodist congregations in the US, the church was still getting used to their brand new $27 Million facility built in 2003.


TriArch was selected as their Phase 2 architect.  This was no ordinary Phase 2 church project though.  The church had experienced 40% growth the day the doors opened in their new building.  For a congregation of 6500, this required immediate classroom space, Youth Center areas, new covered walkways and a beautiful new 1000-person worship facility.


The church had bought an ice rink that had just gone into foreclosure next door, and it was one of TriArch’s challenges to turn that into a modern youth center that also facilitates contemporary worship.  TriArch was also given the reigns to design a Children’s area expansion, a Chapel walkway, a new pedestrian/trolley system to ease travel on the broad campus, and a new Adult renovated area to increase the number of classrooms.


TriArch was able to design all elements within the prescribed budget of $12.5 Million and was also able to give the church the project management and creativity it yearned for on a project as diverse as this.


Area:  130,000sf

Budget:  $12.5 Million

Completion: 2008