Maximize Your Facility with These 4 Modern Church Design Concepts
Trends in church architecture are seeing a shift towards digital integration and bringing the community to the church through non-worship activities.
As time passes, the design of the churches and worship areas must evolve with the people who utilize them. Trends in modern church-building look much different than their predecessors.
Here are 4 trends we’ve seen in the last few years:
1. Digital Integration
2. Multi-Use Spaces
Creating a diverse range of multi-purpose rooms can draw crowds for night classes or celebrations. If people enjoy your church for non-worship events, they are more likely to return for church services.
3. Fellowship Spaces
Many churches are setting up picnic areas, with tables and pavilions, to allow families to enjoy the church outside of ministry on Sundays. Fellowship spaces that can be shifted according to need pay dividends in the future.
4. Efficiency and Efficacy
Depending on current need, these spaces can easily be utilized for casual fellowship, choir practice, or Sunday school, with a quick shift of furniture. Creating spaces that pack in the most use will lead to more fellowship and less frustration.
PLUS: Finding the Perfect Church Construction Company
When choosing your church construction company, you want someone who understands all of the beautiful facets of constructing a church. You want someone with experience, someone who is obsessed with giving your exactly what you and your fellowship wants, on time and on budget.
One of the ways that we accomplish that is through the design-build process. By creating a streamlined flow of work, project owners only have to worry about one contract. The design-build team collaborates, working together to make every decision, which leaves less room for mistakes and disagreements.
Even more exciting is that going through the design-build process, as opposed to the more traditional process, can mean that you save money.
According to the Design-Build Institute of America, unit cost is 6.1% less and construction speed is 12% faster. That means that your congregation is back in your building faster than they would be if you chose to hire both a design team and a build team.
This information is courtesy of Vanman Architects and Builders, an architecturally led design-build firm in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Established in 1957, the firm has developed a rich history and understanding of their chosen fields: religious and financial institutions, private schools and commercial architecture and construction, www.vanmanab.com.