What we do.

We are a full service Design Team. This means going much further than just basic architectural or interior design deliverables.

Community and creativity are the heart of our practice.

Our primary objective is to mesh our professional expertise with the needs of our clients, while taking into account their budgetary limitations, the setting which the building will occupy, and the short and long term use of the land and the facility.  From the initial concept stage to finished construction, we approach each project from the client’s perspective – with emphasis on quality service and design excellence.

To Build or Not to Build

Strategic Positioning

The Strategic Positioning process begins with submitting a questionnaire to the owner’s leadership team to assist in the collection of statistical information (worship & education attendance, existing facility capacities, and financial revenues & expense, etc.). We use that data to explore multiple “what if” scenarios. Through scenario analysis modeling, solutions are developed to balance the owner’s needs within the context of time and funding.

Throughout the process, a variety of variables are created and modified in order to evaluate cause and effect relationships within various scenarios. These variables include:

Planning

Attendance Growth Rates

Education Demographics

Education Distribution across Multiple Services

Adding Additional Worship Services

Programming

Education Capacities for each Demographic

Worship Center Seating Capacity

Parking Requirements

Phasing

Design, Construction, & Fundraising Time-frames

Time-Value of Money (Construction Inflation)

Funding

Growth Rate of future Revenues

Distribution of Financial Expenses

Project Cost (Hard, Soft, & Developmental Cost)

A Guide for Future Generations

Master Planning

DISCOVER …Review where you’ve been and where you are now.

Document the existing facilities

Study current space utilization

Collect existing documents

DEFINE …Determine where you want to go.

Interview staff, ministry leaders, and key personnel

Conduct “dream night” to identify needs, goals and priorities of the congregation

Develop program based on needs and goals for each ministry area

DESIGN …Solve how best to get there.

Create space-by-space Square Foot Analysis

Develop multiple concepts

Explore expansion potential & phasing methods

Determine phasing, costs, and schedules

DELIVER …Communicate and present the Master Plan.

Create final presentation material (ex. presentation boards, Master Plan book, renderings, etc.)

Building for a Community

Architecture

Our architects have the knowledge and background to help guide you from the early planning stages through completion of the project. Our approach includes the following considerations:

DISCOVERY/CONCEPT GENERATION

  • Formalize Needs
  • Develop Spatial Relationships
  • Generate Concepts

SCHEMATIC DESIGN

  • Refinement of Concept Program
  • 3D Form Exploration
  • Design Direction Presented to Client

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

  • Selection of Building Systems
  • Interior Materials & Finishes Selection
  • Beginning of Documentation Process

CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS

  • Documentation Process
  • Coordinate Consultant Drawings

CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION

  • Informational Support to Contractor
  • Progress Meetings
  • Review Shop Drawings
  • Site Visits

An Exercise in Creativity

Interior Design

Our interior designers will help guide you through a collaborative process to develop a specific design direction for your project. They work closely with each client to design spaces that will reflect the owner’s image and identity.  Finish materials, color palettes, decorative lighting and furniture are chosen both for aesthetics and performance.  Our designers interface closely with our architects and engineers to ensure a cohesive design throughout the space.

We offer a full range of Interior Design services including:

  • Space Planning
  • Programming
  • Interior Finish Selections and Specifications
  • Presentation Boards
  • Interior Renderings
  • Furniture Selection and Specification
  • Decorative Lighting
  • Millwork Design
  • Construction Administration

Communicating the Vision

Graphic Media

Articulating your ideas is critical to the success of your project. Our media group offers a variety of creative solutions aimed at engaging your audience throughout the journey.

Our media services include:

  • Architectural Graphics
  • Animations
  • Presentation Renderings
  • Architectural Modeling
  • Video Production
  • Brochures, Mailers, Etc.