- Project Architect – Mark Hilles, AIA
- Architectural Project Manager – Chad Hansen
- General Contractor- Rubicon Construction.
Pastor Rodger McDaniel is on a mission in Cheyenne. Part of that effort involves updating his architecturally relevant church. This unique church design was completed in the 1970’s. Sited on a hilltop in northern Cheyenne, the church is very visible to the community. The interior of the church has a soaring center roof line that houses the auditorium. MWA was commissioned to perform a Facility Action Plan to update the interior and exterior of the church. Logistically the leadership wanted to change the way you entered the auditorium. Church members entered the auditorium next to the chancel and it could be distracting to the flow of the service. So MWA devised a way to flip the flow of the space by positioning the chancel in front of a spectacular glass wall. In addition, maximum use of space was a priority for this small church so meeting rooms with moveable walls were designed into the perimeter of the auditorium.
Additionally, the foyer is being remodeled, glass curtain walls are being replaced, restrooms rebuilt, new kitchen and a lower level fellowship area is being redone. On the exterior, new exterior materials are being installed to compliment the original design. This is a phased approach to updating this ministry in Cheyenne.
“Mountain West’s listening skills are as great as their architectural abilities. They created a forum where all of our people could talk and be heard. Gradually a common vision emerged. Mountain West learned the church’s history and its hopes for the future. They gave us a facility that will accommodate our ministry into the next half a century.”
-Rev. Rodger McDaniel, Lead Pastor, Highlands United Presbyterian Church