To Build or Not to Build

The Strategic Positioning process begins with submitting a questionnaire to the owner’s leadership team to assist in the collection of statistical information (worship & education attendance, existing facility capacities, and financial revenues & expense, etc.). We use that data to explore multiple “what if” scenarios. Through scenario analysis modeling, solutions are developed to balance the owner’s needs within the context of time and funding.

Throughout the process, a variety of variables are created and modified in order to evaluate cause and effect relationships within various scenarios. These variables include:


Attendance Growth Rates

Education Demographics

Education Distribution across Multiple Services

Adding Additional Worship Services



Education Capacities for each Demographic

Worship Center Seating Capacity

Parking Requirements



Design, Construction, & Fundraising Time-frames

Time-Value of Money (Construction Inflation)



Growth Rate of future Revenues

Distribution of Financial Expenses

Project Cost (Hard, Soft, & Developmental Cost)

A Guide for Future Generations

DISCOVER …Review where you’ve been and where you are now.

Document the existing facilities

Study current space utilization

Collect existing documents

DEFINE …Determine where you want to go.

Interview staff, ministry leaders, and key personnel

Conduct “dream night” to identify needs, goals and priorities of the congregation

Develop program based on needs and goals for each ministry area

DESIGN …Solve how best to get there.

Create space-by-space Square Foot Analysis

Develop multiple concepts

Explore expansion potential & phasing methods

Determine phasing, costs, and schedules

DELIVER …Communicate and present the Master Plan.

Create final presentation material (ex. presentation boards, Master Plan book, renderings, etc.)

Building for a Community

Our architects have the knowledge and background to help guide you from the early planning stages through completion of the project. Our approach includes the following considerations:


  • Formalize Needs
  • Develop Spatial Relationships
  • Generate Concepts



  • Refinement of Concept Program
  • 3D Form Exploration
  • Design Direction Presented to Client



  • Selection of Building Systems
  • Interior Materials & Finishes Selection
  • Beginning of Documentation Process


  • Documentation Process
  • Coordinate Consultant Drawings



  • Informational Support to Contractor
  • Progress Meetings
  • Review Shop Drawings
  • Site Visits

An Exercise in Creativity

Our interior designers will help guide you through a collaborative process to develop a specific design direction for your project. They work closely with each client to design spaces that will reflect the owner’s image and identity.  Finish materials, color palettes, decorative lighting and furniture are chosen both for aesthetics and performance.  Our designers interface closely with our architects and engineers to ensure a cohesive design throughout the space.

We offer a full range of Interior Design services including:

  • Space Planning
  • Programming
  • Interior Finish Selections
  • Specifications
  • Presentation Boards
  • Interior Renderings
  • Furniture Selection and Specification
  • Decorative Lighting
  • Millwork Design
  • Construction Administration

Communicating the Vision

Articulating your ideas is critical to the success of your project. Our media group offers a variety of creative solutions aimed at engaging your audience throughout the journey.

Our media services include:

  • Architectural Graphics
  • Animations
  • Presentation Renderings
  • Architectural Modeling
  • Video Production
  • Brochures, Mailers, Etc.