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Ron Geyer

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Ron Geyer is an architect in Greenville, S.C., who helps churches—new and old—make smart decisions about the buildings and spaces they inhabit and use in ministry. Reach him at 864-360-9292
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LATEST ENTRY / Posted in Design & Architecture on September 24, 2015 11:02 am EDT

Part 2: 4 Tensions That Affect Design for Ministry

A look at growth vs. tradition. Does the tension between preserving the good stuff and inviting others into fellowship manifest itself in buildings? Read more >>

 
 

PREVIOUS ENTRIES

Posted in Design & Architecture on June 8, 2015 9:46 am EDT

4 Tensions That Affect Design for Ministry

The tension between openness and safety: how to respond to fallen world realities without building bunkers. Read more >>

 
 

Posted in Design & Architecture on April 27, 2015 2:36 pm EDT

Church in the Public Square

An architect's take on innovative public space use -- and church -- in Taylors, S.C, called Taylors TownSquare. Church Designer revisits the town's public space experiment and reports. Read more >>

 
 

Posted in Design & Architecture on January 1, 2015 1:32 pm EST

Peer Blog: Venue Vernacular

The best designed venues for theatre and music do something similar. Do you know what it is, and do you incorporate it into your own church designs? Read more >>

 
 

Posted in Design & Architecture on December 16, 2014 8:47 am EST

Imperative Edges

A look at the intersection between materials. On a large scale, what's the impact on urban space and church design?  Read more >>

 
 

Posted in Design & Architecture on November 3, 2014 9:44 am EST

Taking the Car to Church

How to strategically plan adequate parking for your church projects, amid a sea of varying city ordinances and misconceptions. Read more >>

 
 

Posted in Design & Architecture on August 1, 2014 1:37 pm EDT

Life Cycle of a Church-Based School

Architect Ron Geyer covers the cycle that church-based schools seem to fall into: inauguration, maturation, separation, and opposition.  Read more >>

 
 

Posted in Design & Architecture on May 12, 2014 11:27 pm EDT

Unlovely Buildings

An architect and blogger ponders the true cost of compromising with a building's imperfections. Read more >>

 
 

Posted in Design & Architecture on March 19, 2014 5:50 pm EDT

Snapshot: Pre-Fab Chapel

A glimpse at the making of Revival Sunset Chapel Read more >>

 
 

Posted in Design & Architecture on June 5, 2013 3:37 pm EDT

Viewpoint: Architects are not Artists

The best architects are expert servants. They’re problem solvers armed with boards, bricks and passion. Still, too many people, including architects, regard design professionals only as artists—a kind of aesthetic savant brought in to make the technical stuff look pretty. Read more >>