Cornerstone Church


Cornerstone Church

This 80,504 square foot addition to the church’s campus was built to meet an immediate need, but with an eye on future needs.

The project sits on 25 acres and includes 1400 parking spaces. Much of our contribution was in value engineering, which saved the owner more than $2 million. We were able to generate further savings by handling the tax-exempt purchase orders and invoices for the church.

Features of the structure include a tiered sanctuary that seats 3500, state-of-the-art theatrical lighting and sound systems, and 10 classrooms. Planned future phases include choir practice rooms, administrative offices, additional classrooms, and a mall/gathering area to interconnect all spaces.

“At the beginning of the project, we were involved with an architect using the traditional approach, who was unable to get the project in budget and cranked up. Powell got involved and helped us solve our problems in a very fair and honest manner. Powell stepped in and quickly erased our frustrations by bringing the project into budget. They have been wonderful to work with, they have given great advice.”

Pastor Maury Davis, Cornerstone Church

Madison Campus SDA Church


Madison Campus SDA Church

For their second project with us, Madison Campus Church added a 16,139 square foot Family Life Center to their existing building.

The first building was constructed more than 20 years earlier. The church wanted the addition to match the existing facade as closely as possible. Therefore we went to great lengths to find the brick color and window styles that would ensure a uniform appearance.

The two-story Family Life Center holds six Sabbath School classrooms, a commercial kitchen, a 4500 square foot Fellowship Hall, an elevator, and a covered drive-through entry canopy. It was built using a structural steel frame with a brick veneer.

St John's Episcopal


St. John's Episcopal Church

The intricacy and large scope of this project required state-of-the-art technology and constant communication with the owner throughout the process.

The church sanctuary addition consists of a 12,550 square foot, 52-foot high nave supported by six massive, 91-foot, double wall, arched, laminated timbers.

Interior space features 10,500 square feet of natural red oak ceilings, colored concrete floors, Gothic chandeliers, sconces, acoustical panels trimmed with red oak, and a 44-foot wide pipe organ unit with pipes extending 26 feet above the floor.

Local river rock (300 tons) makes up the outside facade, while the basement level has a concrete foundation and walls.


“Powell has mastered the art of communication through their consistent use of state-of-the-art technology. Their management system kept us fully informed throughout the construction process.”

-Dr. Ben Hall Chairman, Building Committee, St. John’s Episcopal Church

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