OUR PROCESS

Any painter will tell you that a properly prepared canvas is the foundation for an inspiring, enduring piece of art.  We treat all of our projects with the same regard, defining our framework with your mission, ministry, and style to create a well-founded concept from beginning through completion. We need to know who you are, and who you are reaching, before we put pen to paper. Solidifying the foundational elements before the tangible design takes place is the first step in a successful project.

The effectiveness of our collaborative design process has been proven through the successful completion of over 400 church projects. We’d love to talk with you about how we can work together to create the best possible design for your needs.

SESSION 1 : ENGAGE

What makes you do what you do? In our first discussion with you, we want to understand your  ministry  and your personalities.  We will  spend  intentional  time  understanding  the cultural DNA of your church, setting expectations, and establishing the foundations on which we will design the project.

SESSION 2 : CHARETTE

Based on the information gathered, we will then lead you through a charette process. Starting  with  case  study  visits,  programming,  and  individual  ministry  studies,  we generate conceptual design iterations upon which the final design will be based.

SESSION 3 : DESIGN

Based on refined concepts, we will carry the ideas forward into the documentation phase. We will evaluate building methodologies, materials, and phasing down to the smallest of details to achieve quality assurance and ease of construction. We strongly suggest using  the  Integrated  Project  Delivery  (IPD)  method,  and  bringing  the  contractor  on board during the design phase.

SESSION 4 : BUILD

During the building process, we will be on site to ensure that the expectations are being met  and that the  design  that  our  collaborative  team  has created  is  built  to  satisfaction.  By meeting  with  the  program  manager  and  construction  team  on  a  regular  basis,  we address issues as they arise and help keep the project on schedule.

SESSION 5 : TRANSFORM

When all is said and done, this is the main reason for what we do. We want to celebrate with you what God has done through the project, and what your ministry is going to do in the future.