Forum Christian Church
New Administrative offices
Marathon’s Furniture, Design, and Operations divisions were thrilled to partner with Forum Christian Church to design and furnish their new administrative addition. Our team collaborated with WNB Architects and Curtiss-Manes-Schulte, Inc. to update an existing workroom and create a mixture of private offices, touch-down stations, a central collaborative space, and a new reception area. Working closely with Executive Minister Bradley Williams allowed us to implement the church’s blue and grey color scheme while achieving the desired modern aesthetic.
An active member of the Columbia community since 1954, Forum is a growing organization that ministers worship services to an average of 1,300 people per week. The new addition provides a workspace for seventeen total staff members, interns, and volunteers, a significant increase from the nine spaces available in the previous location. One of the most exciting inclusions was the communal atrium, now nicknamed “The Hub,” that features lounge furniture, mobile tables, and moveable markerboard partitions to encourage a variety of functions. Since installation, Williams reports the space has been used for formal meetings, “comfortable lounge seating,” a collaborative work area, staff lunch area, and even a space for an impromptu nerf basketball game.
The opportunity to work in such close collaboration with such a terrific client led to a brief impromptu answer session with Project Manager, Sean Zullo, Interior Designer, Rachel Molnar, and Forum Christian Church Executive Minister Bradley Williams.
SZ: Is the space what you envisioned it to be?
BW: Absolutely, it was easy to envision the space with the help of accurate and up-to-date renderings.
- Formal meeting space
- Comfortable lounge area
- Staff lunch area
- Today we had a Nerf basketball game