Size: 25,160 square foot
Completed: Fall 2020
Ridgewood Church’s existing building was hidden away with a non-descript entrance behind landscaping and a city retaining wall. While the church was well constructed with sturdy, reliable materials, the interior felt institutional and closed off. Ridgewood sought Station 19 to bring their spaces up to date with their current ministry values of connection and hospitality.
A new parking lot, entrance canopy and lighted exterior cross highlight the main entrance and engage the street corner, extending out to the Minnetonka community. New sidewalks and curbs allow easy access to the building, and a refreshed exterior sign draws the eye of drive-by visitors.
An expanded lobby now provides space for casual conversations, small group meet-ups, and larger gatherings. Pops of color and texture inspired by the church logo create a consistent look and feel throughout the space and point to a community identity that is easily recognizable. Refreshed signage signals connection points for children’s, student, and adult hospitality ministries. Children’s and family spaces received updated finishes, and security updates in preparation for a future preschool ministry.
The result for Ridgewood Church is an open and welcoming look with an easy to navigate building that communicates the church’s identity and commitment to kids, families, and the community.