About the Project

Tellepsen partnered with Lakewood Church to transform the former multi-purpose Compaq Center area into a one-of-a-kind worship facility. The renovation and new construction include a 16,000-seat sanctuary and classrooms for this internationally prominent church. A new 200,000-square-foot building was constructed adjacent to the sanctuary to provide classrooms, assembly rooms, broadcast and office space. The sanctuary includes all of the technology for a functional broadcast facility with integrated audio/visual and production support systems. The project was constructed on a highly congested urban site with the need for meticulous planning and coordination of all on-site activities.

The Numbers

  • 600,000

    Sq Ft
  • 18 months

  • 3


The Details

Type: New Construction, Renovation
Components: Sanctuary, Classrooms, Broadcast Facilities, Central Plant, Bookstore/Retail, Office/Administrative Space
Method: Construction Manager at Risk
Sector(s): Faith-Based
Client: Lakewood Church


  • Architect: Studio Red Architects
  • MEP Engineer: CHPA Engineers, Inc.
  • Structural Engineer: Walter P. Moore Associates
  • Civil Engineer: Walter P. Moore Associates

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