Our Savior’s Lutheran Church


Our Savior’s Lutheran Church


Oconomowoc, Wisconsin


31,800 SF



Opened in 2012, this renovation and addition brought new life to an established congregation on Lake Fowler in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. The church had a functional sanctuary but a crowded entrance, no gathering space and a lack of classrooms and offices to serve the various church ministries.

A new 4,000-square-foot welcome center and gathering area was added to the east of the sanctuary with expansive views of the lake and a large vaulted ceiling on axis with the sanctuary altar. Removal of a small balcony in the sanctuary allowed for new 12-foot tall windows and doors to be incorporated, connecting the sanctuary to the gathering area and the lake. Church offices, a small café and fellowship rooms also open on to the gathering area. Below is a new fellowship hall, also 4,000 square feet.

Adjacent to the gathering area is a new office center, fellowship rooms, classrooms and restrooms occupying 5,000 square feet on two levels. All new and old spaces are accessed via a new driveway to an at-grade entrance and drive under canopy.