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The new stage treatments, designed and built by Paragon 360™, not only provide continuity with the recent renovations and updates to Bellevue’s lobby areas but also allow for dramatically different worship environments between services. In as little as fifteen minutes the modular staging and lighting elements can be completely transformed allowing the church tremendous flexibility.
Aesthetically beautiful and functionally designed, the new stage, at just over 10,000 square feet, will accommodate intimate band-driven worship, choir-led worship or full-scale theatrical productions. The old retractable choir riser system was replaced by Paragon 360’s custom designed, modular choir riser system that includes a mezzanine superstructure. The new choir riser system allows the choir to be elevated six feet providing brand-able, television-ready backgrounds and underneath choir storage. The stage features wood, faux rock and stone treatments, powder coated aluminum framed scenic structures, custom illuminated screen surrounds, acrylic railings, two-sided illuminated scenic elements and Paragon 360’s custom DE-360 Squared Drum Enclosure.
"Paragon 360 was a vital part of the successful design and renovation of our Worship Center stage," said Mark Blair, Minister of Music at Bellevue. "They didn't bring a 'cookie-cutter' approach to our project but truly wanted to partner with us in order to get the best result for our unique needs. The fact that they love the Lord and have a heart for ministry gives them an insight to the various facility uses and programs that can occur in churches on a weekly, as well as seasonal, basis."
Demolition and renovation work took place over four months and opened on Easter Sunday, 2014. All of the scenic elements and modular choir loft system was prefabricated by Paragon 360 in Springfield MO. Paragon's model of building elements in a scenic/modular fashion versus traditional construction methods reduces cost significantly. Its ability to prefabricate pieces and transport them to the job site for quick installation minimizes down time saving additional dollars. This brings real tangible VALUE to any project.