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Mission: a youth community

The new facility at Rhema Bible Church will foster authentic connections through thoughtful, relevant design.

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Investing in the next generation — by design

By Paulla Shetterly Some among the next generation of believers have become disillusioned with the traditional worship environment. Because of this, we, as designers, have had to rethink how we address the needs of today’s culture without repositioning the timeless truths of the church. It’s a tactical process often involving theming worship and student environments. […]

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From disaster comes opportunity

After 20,000 feet of space in an Oklahoma church was flooded, leaders embraced the chance to renovate for maximum ministry.

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Second to none

A multipurpose room is transformed into a state-of-the-art video venue/worship room annex.

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Secure, by design

At Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, TX (above right),  children’s check-in technology isn’t a new concept. In fact before approaching Robert Fredella, CEO of Fort Worth, TX-based SUNPRO Custom Creations, the church already had more than a dozen of the company’s (aptly named) Prestonwood models up and running. “But, they were building a new children’s […]

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On their level

Billy Goff, CEO of Dallas-based Goff Companies, shares the 5 elements his firm’s most successful children’s spaces projects all have in common. 1) Security. This is the first and foremost priority. We like to design spaces with one way in and one way out, aside from emergency exits. The focus is on having one check-in […]

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Making the case for design-build

When architecture and construction experts describe the design-build process, the word “collaborative” comes up a lot. That’s for a reason.

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6 steps to avoid the ‘transition gap’ between construction and operations

In far too many cases, the process of creating a new building typically follows the linear path of planning, design, construction, turnover and operations. This no longer works (at least, not effectively).

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Florida megachurch celebrates completion of new worship arena

Celebration Church in Jacksonville, FL, hosted a weeklong “Awakening Revival” gathering Jan. 29 to Feb. 2 in its state-of-the-art arena to celebrate the first-phase completion of the church building project. Stovall Weems, founder and lead pastor, wanted to create an energy that is distinctive to arena-style worship facilities, but within a more intimate space. Alabama-based […]

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Keys to hiring contractors

When doing a project on your church property

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