A Place for Worship Article 1

Welcome to our newsletter series called A Place for Worship.  Through these articles, drawing on our experience with hundreds of church projects, we hope to provide a resource for churches who want to create church facilities that help support their ministry goals.

We will explore important principles of how to create excellent spaces that inspire worship, encourage community, and facilitate spiritual growth.  We look forward to sharing this journey with you.

Article 1 – All About Balance

Article 2 – Is It Attainable

Article 3 – Kinetic Architecture

Article 4 – Alternate Venues

Article 5 – Re-turn, Re-store, Re-new

Article 6 – Elements of a Well-Designed Worship Center

Article 7 – Options for Expansion

Article 8 – Integration of Technology

Article 9 – Trends in Church Design

Article 10 – Architect Selection

Article 11 – Contractor Selection

New Community Church Gathering Place

Recipient of the 2017 ABC Excellence in Construction Award for Institutions

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New Community Church Gathering Place, the second phase designed to provide additional meeting space to supplement the barn.   Project Summary

Nisqually Tribe Church

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Nisqually Tribe Church, a new multi-denominational church building incorporating Coast Salish themes and artwork.  Project Summary

Harbor Covenant

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Harbor Covenant, lobby addition, phase III of a long range plan started in 1983.  Project Summary

Kent SDA

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Kent Seventh-day Adventist Church, a transformational renovation of the lobby, fellowship and sanctuary areas.  Project Summary

Timberlake Church Addition

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Timberlake Church Phase II, an 8840 SF youth auditorium addition with a new balcony and parking expansion.  Project Summary

New Community Barn

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New Community @ Olson Mansion, an adaptive reuse of a historic landmark barn, conversion to a contemporary worship center.  Recipient of the 2014 John D. Spellman Preservation Award.  Project Summary.

Newport Presbyterian

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Newport Presbyterian, a transformative remodel of the sanctuary and foyer.  Project Summary.

Bethany Christian Assembly

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Bethany Christian Assembly, Everett.  15,000 SF classroom addition, followed by a foyer and sanctuary remodel.  Recently completed a chapel addition.  Project Summary.

Mercer Island Presbyterian

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Mercer Island Presbyterian.  Multipurpose gym / fellolwship hall addition and sanctuary remodel.  Project Summary.