Posted in education on May 31, 2016 2:26 pm EDT

10 Trends to Know About Church Design

The church of your youth is likely not the church you're designing today. Worship, like everything else, evolves with time. A must-read list for designers from Omniplan Architects in Dallas.

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By Church Designer Staff

1.) MORE THAN A SUNDAY CAMPUS

Church members carefully consider commitment of their precious “third place” time choices to maximize experience away from home and work. Churches are answering the call by creating engaging places with amenity-rich spaces for people to enjoy seven days a week, whether for worship, education, socializing or business.

2.) GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK

Authenticity is an important value as a reflection of truth and honesty. Architecture embracing a rational and original aesthetic with naturally and locally sourced materials, daylighting, exterior views and comfortable amenities provides a backdrop for genuine interaction of members and visitors.

From multipurpose activity lobbies, flexible office space, intelligent classrooms, to multi-use chapels, every space is being designed with future change-ability in mind.

3.) MULTIUSE MANIA

Effective churches utilize facility tools featuring flexibility and diversity in their offerings. From multipurpose activity lobbies, flexible office space, intelligent classrooms, to multi-use chapels, every space is being designed with future change-ability in mind.

An outdoor water feature at First Baptist Church of Dallas is designed to engage passersby and draw them into the church campus. Image courtesy of Idibri. Architect: The Beck Group.

4.) DIGITAL NATIVES

Tech-savvy members connected to the global virtual world enhance their personal worship experience via technically sophisticated campuses featuring Wi-Fi, virtual pastor worship venues, multi-campus real-time connectivity and other yet-to-come offerings.

5.) VISION & MISSION

Cast a campus vision aligning with the church’s mission. What’s the church about? How can the architecture serve church as an effective expression of its brand and an engaging tool for its mission?  continued >>

 

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