As a longtime member of Willow Creek, renowned architect Adrian Smith was inspired to lead the development and design of the new North Shore church. Known for building award-winning buildings all over the world, including the world's tallest, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, this is the first church he's created and he has been intimately involved in the entire process from vision. AS+GG selected O'Brien Metal Inc. to custom manufacture a highly innovative custom architectural aluminum sunshade that wraps around the south facade.
The building’s elliptical shape was designed to strategically bring the experience of the outdoors inside. The building faces directly south, with a 15’ deep aluminum sunshade, custom manufactured by O'Brien Metal Inc. - a highly innovative architectural metalcraft company based in Chicago, that protects the front of the building façade from from direct sunlight.
Project Completed – December, 2016.
Custom Metal Wall Panels w/Tnemec Metallic Finish - 200 N. Michigan Avenue / Chicago, IL