An inspiring and unique structure symbolizing unity, the Bah’a”i House of Worship in Wilmette is a gathering place that welcomes people of all backgrounds to worship. Adding to the temple’s open and inviting nature, a new 16,000 SF Welcome Center was recently constructed. Bulley & Andrews served as general contractor for this new addition.
The ground floor of the Welcome Center includes large public restrooms, a lobby and lounge area, an administrative office and reception desk. The basement level is larger than the ground floor, creating areas with green roof and courtyard spaces. The basement level contains an administrative office, a gallery/display space, a bookstore, a conference/seminar room, a mechanical room, large public restrooms, and a staff breakroom.
The project is being submitted for LEED certification with the goal to achieve a Gold rating.