Mission Hills Church

Set back into the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, this tilt-up structure was woven into the natural landscape to create a multi-user spiritual facility.

The footprint of the building is a combination of a two- and three-story tilt-up building with a center core sanctuary area. The three-story tilt-up portion is unique because of the location and the design of the building as it blends into the sloped building site. This unique construction site slopes 45 feet from north to south and has a 16-foot elevation variation from the front of building to the back of the building. The foundation system was a combination of caissons and tilt-up wall panels.

On the interior of the building, the tilt-up panels were constructed to retain the sub-grade between the sanctuary and the lower level floor, using 16-foot high panels with tilt-up panel counter forts to resist overturn.

On the exterior of the building two- and three-story panels were used. The architectural design included: tilt-up, tilt-up with thin brick, standard masonry, exposed structural tube steel, structural wood timbers, glass curtain wall systems, window awnings, standing seam metal roof, and colored architectural precast lintels and sills.

 
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Project Location

Littleton, CO 80120
United States

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Project Team

General Contractor:
 
Concrete Contractor:
KB Concrete Systems, Inc.
Architect:
 
Engineer:
Dayton Superior Corporation
Suppliers:
Dayton Superior Corporation
CMC Construction Services
Advanced Formliners LLC
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Project Specifics

Project Category:
Worship
Building Types:
Church
Finishes:
Applied Ornament
Brick (Thin)
Paint (Textured)
Stone
Features:
Reveals
Voids
Insulation:
Environmental:
Number of Floors:
3
Number of Panels:
169 panels
Tilt-Up Wall Area:
78,664 sq ft (7,308 sq m)
Total Floor Area:
101,256 sq ft (9,407 sq m)
Project Footprint:
63,292 sq ft (5,880 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
50 ft 9 in (15.47 m)
Widest Panel:
30 ft 1 in (9.18 m)
Largest Panel:
1,123 sq ft (104.3 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
131,200 lbs (59,511 kg)
Longest Spandrel:
25 ft 0 in (7.62 m)