Lifegate Church, West Dodge Campus

Lifegate is an interactive and inclusive church community in Omaha that desired an environment reflective of them, their teachings, and the people they serve.

After working with the Lifegate team to conduct workshops, interviews, and a full assessment of programs offered, BVH produced a design for their West Dodge campus representative of the church’s themes of interconnectedness, exploration, life-sharing, and inclusiveness. The result is an open, non-compartmentalized design with spatial variety.

The multi-phased project scope included a complete interior overhaul, exterior retrofit, new cross and tower and a reworked entrance. The building’s new lobby and gallery, as well as a stairwell addition, feature glass elements symbolic of Lifegate’s connection with the community while showcasing the church’s dynamism.

A new worship space seating 1,350 was also added, complete with angled walls and ceiling/wall paneling for enhanced acoustics. The entry lobby provides a clear yet secure connection point to the adjoining Lifegate Christian School, as well as access to shared facilities. This space was designed with the flexibility to adapt to sacred, more intimate gatherings, as well as highly attended public programs.

Photography by William Hess Photography
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