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Maximizing Value in Your Next Building Project

  By Bret Buelo From meeting building codes to implementing actual construction, church projects are a B-I-G undertaking. And that’s truer today than ever before. Churches are more than places to worship. They’re multi-use facilities that can include: Kitchens Activity spaces Daycare facilities Conference rooms Classrooms Administrative offices A congregation’s eyes may grow wide with

Crosswater Church

  Crosswater Church in Nocatee, Florida, had been worshiping in a 600-seat auditorium constructed as Phase 1 of a multi-phased project. Crosswater Church recently partnered with LIVE Design Group to design the next phase of their facility. The primary feature of the project, opened in June 2020, is a 1,200-seat Worship Center with stadium seating

The Real Costs of Building

  By Rodney James What is it going to cost? This is one of the hardest, and most necessary, conversations had at the beginning of any project.  Unfortunately, it can also be one of the most misleading conversations if you don’t have the right partner beside you throughout the process. There are many important variables

Designing for Optimum IAQ and Sustainability

  By Robert F. Goodfellow Building codes can require ventilation rates based on occupancy even though church sanctuaries and auditoriums are at full capacity for only limited periods. As sustainability becomes increasingly important, more designers are taking advantage of approaches that can improve air quality while reducing outdoor ventilation air requirements and subsequent costs associated

Bay Area Community Church

  Bay Area Community Church in Annapolis, Maryland, had outgrown their elementary and middle/high school spaces, leading the church to expand by adding a new Student Center and an extension to their Children’s Wing. The new Student Center and expanded Children’s Wing is Waldon Studio Architect’s third design phase for Bay Area Community Church. Special

Foothills Church

  Foothills Church exists to develop mature disciples of Christ in relational environments. The church was planted in 2009, and today, it is one of the fastest-growing churches in East Tennessee. The church hosts approximately 2,000 people weekly at its two Sunday morning worship experiences at its campus in Maryville, Tennessee. Maryville-based commercial construction firm

Centerburg Free Will Baptist Church

  When Centerburg Free Will Baptist Church in Centerburg, Ohio, decided to build a new worship facility, the goal was not only to meet immediate needs for more space, but also to support future growth. Located in the village of Centerburg, Ohio, in the geographical center of the state, the church was established in 1952.

First Baptist Church of Jacksonville

  Atlanta architecture firm CDH Partners designed a new church for First Baptist Church of Jacksonville that provides everything the congregation needs to fulfill their ministries, invite new members and adapt for growth. In 2016, First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Florida, was looking to expand their outreach to the greater metro area. Nocatee, a planned

Crosshaven Church

  Planning for a new church can be difficult, especially with budget and time challenges. This was what Jason Murphree, pastor of Crosshaven Church in Hanceville, Alabama, was expecting when deciding to build a two-story sanctuary and worship center with additional space for its youth and children’s ministry. “We knew that we had budget limitations,

First Baptist Church at the Fields

  First Baptist Church at the Fields (formerly First Baptist Church, Carrollton, Texas) had added a second campus in 2016 for their contemporary services known as Church at the Fields. The goal was to eventually build additional space on the new site in which to relocate the entire campus to the Fields location. In 2018,