The award was given in the category of Church Building Design - Traditional & Contemporary for a new addition and renovations to an existing church that would become a new 300 seat satellite campus for Northstar Church to serve the community in South Knoxville. Northstar Church was able to merge with an established church that had an existing facility, but the old building was lacking in several key areas. The exterior of the building was dated and did not reflect their ministry, and the lobby space was small and inefficient, lacking the ability to provide a community and fellowship environment critical to the culture at Northstar Church's West Knoxville main campus. "Expanding to a new campus is a demanding project for any church," said Stacy Cox, president of Studio Four Design. "You want to be able to find a location that works for your ministry, but just as importantly, you want to be able to keep the worship experience you offer and your church's atmosphere consistent with what your congregation has come to expect - all the way down to the way your building looks and feels. For Northstar, it was vital that this new location convey the community and fellowship environment that makes their culture unique. This was even more important because the location they chose was an existing facility that belonged to an established church." The design solution offered by Studio Four Design including removing the front façade and steeple from the building and providing a 1,000 square foot addition to expand the lobby space and provide new restroom facilities. The addition features a large, inviting glass façade that faces the South Knoxville community. The exterior skin consists of new materials including metal panels and CMU and the existing brick was painted to introduce a new color scheme to the facility. A green canopy reflecting the church's logo color provides an accent and identifies the points of entry into the building. "By engaging with Studio Four Design on our expansion, we were not only able to solve our need for additional space in the lobby, but we were also able to create a new look and identity for the building that would reflect the Northstar culture," said Scott Cagle, lead pastor at Northstar Church. "They even helped us renovate the children's space to provide an exciting and engaging environment for kids and transform the traditional worship environment into a contemporary atmosphere with technology for simulcasting live programming from our West campus. We wanted to draw in those who were looking for something new and fresh in a church experience and Studio Four Design helped us successfully expand our ministry while keeping a steady focus on our goal." Since reopening as Northstar Church, the ministry has more than doubled its prior attendance and holds multiple weekly services.