Calvary Assembly Church

Converting a Multiplex Cinema
Having made a huge investment in converting a cinema into their new home, Calvary Assembly Church wondered if Phase One would have enough appeal and presence to make that critical first impression and function well, servicing a growing congregation.


An envisioning session helped develop concepts to make the public spaces inspirational, functional, usable and very memorable. Within this contemporary church, two crosses beckon – one outside on a screen wall creating a way for the café to reach out to the community and one on the interior creating a hearth and home-like open pavilion. Other public space amenities planned include play pods allowing families to socialize, flexible seating for small and large group engagement, and a gallery alongside multiple opportunities to pray, connect, serve and play.

Owner:  Calvary Assembly Church
Architecture:  Architecture Is Fun, Inc.
Architect of Record:   Midwest Church Design Ltd.
:  Maumee/Ohio
Status:  Completed 2012
Renderings:  Architecture Is Fun, Inc.