SMIC was lacking a “Front Door” to connect to the community. The church also needed an elevator to connect seven different facility levels and an interior juncture to connect their two major facilities. The solution (CTSM’s fourth project completed for SMIC over the past two decades) is a three-story glass entrance / connector with a grand stair which wraps around the long-awaited elevator and simplifies “way-finding“ within the facilities. Other features include a centralized coffee bar and three distinct areas for gathering and small groups to promote natural interaction at a deeper level. This complicated project in the heart of the campus was sensitively designed and constructed so that all church, school and summer camp functions continued unhindered throughout construction. The completed project has transformed the entry, security, accessibility and connectivity for the entire church body!