Religious Facilities

Religious Facilities

“The architect of religious structures needs the wisdom of Solomon, the passion of David, and the patience of Job.”

From our point of view, religious work is anything but business as usual. Religious architecture reflects powerful symbolism built on years of tradition. It requires an appreciation of both ancient ritual and contemporary practice. What’s more, the planning process for churches needs to follow principles almost as sacred as the spaces themselves. We’ve developed a list of guidelines for the process:

The “Be Attitudes.”
An architectural creed.

Be Comprehensive.

Identify the needs of the entire parish.

Be Participatory.

Engage everyone in the planning process; building a sense of belonging, energizing worship, and increasing financial participation.

Be Patient.

Pace the process to optimize momentum without giving members the feeling of being coerced.

Planning Services we provide for our Religious Clients:

  • Visioning
  • Facility Condition Assessments
  • Space Program Analysis
  • Master-Planning
  • Participatory Design Programing / Design Workshops
  • Project Identification
  • Support for Fundraising Campaigns

Design & Construction Services we provide for our Religious Clients:

  • Architectural Design
  • Interior Design
  • Cost Estimating
  • Building Code Reviews
  • Bidding and Award Services
  • Construction Administration Services