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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,

Pulpit Rock Church

Creating a welcoming, comfortable and intimate atmosphere is a priority in churches today. This is causing many churches to undertake a renovation. Pulpit Rock Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, commissioned Mountain West Architects to renovate their existing sanctuary auditorium and expand key areas. The auditorium is broken up between two levels. The main level has

West County Christian Church

West County Christian Church in Chesterfield, Missouri, is a large religious and educational complex that The Korte Company designed and built. They master planned the facility to eventually contain up to 50,000 square feet. The overall site provides parking for more than 400 cars and contains visitor parking, an entry drop-off area, a playground, and

St. Michael’s Catholic Church

The new, 34,500-square-foot St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Louisville, Kentucky, expresses the welcoming, inclusive nature of the parish community through the use of materials and forms that reflect the campus’s natural surroundings, express a strong spiritual procession, and celebrate the parish’s patron saint. The building stands on axis with the approaching road, furthering the mission