The Block Youth Center

Christ Community Chapel


  • Client: Christ Community Chapel
  • Date: Completion August 2017
  • Size: 1,080 SF addition / 12,490 SF renovation
  • Services: Programming, Architectural and Interior Design, Construction Administration

This project turned an old carpet store and warehouse into a youth center for the Christ Community Chapel in Hudson, Ohio.  The building includes a gathering space for worship and performances, a multipurpose room with an athletic floor and basketball hoop, along with a conference room, offices and counseling rooms.  In addition, there are ample gathering and break-out spaces as well as a coffee/snack bar and art space.

The intent was to keep the space open visually while still providing flexibility and a sense of privacy when required.  The new addition allowed for the creation of a new entry and walls of windows to introduce more natural light to the space.  The clear overhead doors to the multipurpose space allow it to be seen but not heard when in use or opened up to allow for larger gatherings.