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Wooddale Church

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    • main entrance to youth ministry with custom woodwork and child-scaled furnishings
    • Overview

      In response to Wooddale Church’s goal to grow membership, this renovation transforms cloistered and dark conference rooms into a bright, energetic youth ministry space and welcoming café for the community. Flexible furniture, storage, and breakout elements enable educational spaces to be reconfigured as needed. The design features complementary materials, colors, and graphics that define spaces by means of repetition and overlapping techniques. The abstract forest theme complements the ministry’s “Woods Kids” youth program. Featuring child-scaled custom furnishings, the reinvigorated entrance creates a strong first impression for potential members. Meanwhile, the café serves as a bridge between the secular and sacred, inviting community members of all ages to mingle in a comfortable setting.  These areas contrast with reflective spaces, which are characterized by subdued colors and lighting to facilitate prayer and serenity.

    • wayfinding and hallway with flexible classroom space
    • a bright, energetic color palate and custom milling for a pre-k classroom
    • pre-k gathering and activity space with combined seating and storage
    • detail of elementary classroom
    • subdued colors and lighting to facilitate prayer and serenity in a reflective space
    • cafe catering to all members of the local community
    • Project Contact

      Matt Kruntorad

      • Architect / Principal
      • matthew@msrdesign.com
      • 612 759 5040
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