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Community West Church

  When Community West Church in Richmond, Virginia, made the decision to design and build a new space, they turned to John 1:14: “The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood.” (The Message). Community West Church didn’t want to create merely a space for people to get away from the world to

Copper Creek Church

  Copper Creek Church started in 2007 as a satellite campus of First Presbyterian Church in Champaign, Illinois. After 5 years, they felt led to establish the satellite campus as a new church plant. And on September 9, 2012, Copper Creek Church was officially commissioned as a new church. So often, those in ministry experience

Grace Church

  The National Association of Church Design Builders recently awarded ATURA Architecture the Industry Award for Innovation for its design of the Grace Church Fellowship Hall Addition. With this annual award, NACDB recognizes ATURA for excellence and the highest level of quality in its design and services in the category of Innovation. The project known

Lake City Community Church

  In Lakewood, Washington, The Lake City Community Church family places great value on worshiping God with our lives, serving one another through community and discipleship, and serving others in the world as Jesus served us. In an effort to support their mission of advancing God’s Kingdom by making fully devoted followers of Christ in

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

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

Brookhaven Church

  Brookhaven Church in McKinney, Texas, incorporates financially sustainable business models that will serve the community and generate income for the ministry. The design features a 16,800-square-foot daycare facility with an outdoor sports court, playground and splash pad. Additionally, the master plan also includes a retail pad for a fast-food restaurant to be added in

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

Hermosa Church of Christ

Hermosa Church of Christ in Artesia, New Mexico, was looking for architects that would be able to communicate the church’s vision to the congregation and the community. Busting at the seams with a multi-generational congregation, the current location and facilities were no longer able to meet the ministry needs of the church. Halo Architects went

Why More Churches Are Building Green

By Bruce Brown Today, many churches are building green, environmentally friendly worship centers and auxiliary buildings. Churches are building green structures for the same reasons commercial and industrial builders— it simply makes sense. Choosing building products with the smallest possible environmental impact is the primary goal of all green building, including religious facilities. 3 Reasons

Church of the Resurrection

Church of the Resurrection of Lakeland, Florida, is an active parish within a diverse community. Serving more than 2,000 families in its congregation with 50+ ministries, the church is a bustling place every day of the week. In order to better serve its growing congregation, church leadership set out to build a new, larger facility.

Top 10 Most Popular Outdoor Digital Sign Trends for Churches

Every industry has its trends, and churches are no exception. As 2018 has gotten well underway, there are a few trends we’re seeing in church signs across the country If you’re trying to keep your church’s signage relevant during the upcoming warm months when you’ll have plenty of passersby paying attention to what you have

6 Game-Changing Church Construction Trends

By Ryan and Michael Regina 1. Modern Material Advancements While concrete has been around for thousands of years, there are several exciting technological advancements improving this material in new and exciting ways. For starters, there are now multi-functional mineral additives available that create a much more stable and uniform concrete mix resulting in reduced segregation

Renkus-Heinz Wins Converts at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church

St. Mary Magdalene Parish’s first mass was held at the Apex Middle School in 1999, and until recently, the school gymnasium remained the congregation’s makeshift sanctuary. While grateful to its host, the congregation needed a home of its own. At last, after two years of construction, the lovely new St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church opened

6 Reasons to Use Post-Frame Construction

When people generally picture post-frame structures, they envision barns, sheds or other more industrial-looking buildings. What you might not realize is that post-frame structures are also perfect for a myriad of commercial buildings. Next time you drive somewhere, look at the buildings you pass. The local pharmacy, the community bank, the post office – all

Trinity Evanglical Congregational Church

The beautiful Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church in Lititz, Pennsylvania, built in 1874, is a historic gem. Since that time, two additions have been made to the church to accommodate growth—one in 1936 and the second in 1970. As the congregation grew and the church’s needs continued to expand, it again became time to address some

Evaluating Playground Bids and Proposals

Unlike reviewing bids for a house, or pre-designed structure, comparing competing bids for a playground can be very difficult. In most cases, no two bids will ever be the same. It is important to understand some key points when reviewing the playground bids to make sure you are getting the best possible deal. Let’s take

Key Considerations for Hiring the Right Church Construction Developer and Design/Builder

By Ryan Regina In today’s economy, any church looking to start a new construction project faces certain challenges. Choosing the right construction manager and design/builder using criterion based on individualized, industry-specific needs can make the difference between a successful project and a bona fide disaster. It’s imperative to take a few fundamental considerations into account

Appleton Alliance Church

Appleton, Wisconsin Churches often have preconceptions about what their space needs, perhaps without understanding the impact space can have on the experience and performance of the environment. Architects, particularly those who are experienced working with faith organizations, can be a tremendous partner for the future positioning of the church, not just by the end result

Bringing the Message to Life with Video

Originally founded in 1987, 12Stone Church has grown to include eight campuses throughout Georgia, serving the communities in Gwinnett, Hall, and Barrow counties. In their most recent expansion, the congregation completed a full renovation of a large retail location in Snellville, and, in doing so, they needed to create a full worship environment. Working with

Meade Emmanuel Mennonite Church

Fuqua Construction Inc., Inman, Kansas, was recently awarded the 2016 NACDB Honor Award for Projects Less Than $1,000,000 for a church project in Meade, Kansas. Fuqua Construction Inc. is a construction company specializing in church construction. When Max Fuqua began his business in 1979, the scope of the work was residential and commercial. In 1984,
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