Tag: church

Our Lady of Mercy Church after the 1970's renovation

Our Lady of Mercy converted!

Last night I attended an event at Macedonia Baptist Church in Albany, NY hosted by the Men's Fellowship. After the ...
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Developing a budget for your renovation or construction project

Part of our firm's Master Planning process is the development of a Project Budget. A Project Budget is different from ...
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A Pastor's Perspective on the Mission of the Physical Plant

A Pastor’s Perspective on the Mission of the Physical Plant

One of the most challenging moments for many a Buildings & Grounds or Master Plan Committee member is when they ...
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Chairs or pews?

Chairs or pews?

Whether to go with chairs or pews in a worship space is a big question for those building new churches ...
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Old baptismal pool finds new life

Old baptismal pool finds new life

When you walk through the front doors of Emmanuel Baptist Church in downtown Albany, NY, it doesn't take long to ...
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No more drive-in services at the Crystal Cathedral

Way back in time, while I was studying architecture in college, the famous (and somewhat notorious) American architect Philip Johnson ...
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St. Athanasius Church, Reading, MA

Softening a 60’s Worship Space

St. Athanasius Church in Reading, MA was designed during a building boom for Roman Catholic churches in the Archdiocese of ...
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Where are the Millennials?

Where are the Millennials?

Go into just about any church on a Sunday morning and, unless it's on a college campus, you will be ...
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Master Planning Process – Phase IV

Consensus-Seeking Phase Consensus decision-making calls for church members to let go of their vested interests and their personal agendas. They ...
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A day at the Ecclesiastical Exchange

As was mentioned in an earlier post, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia runs a program that makes available to other churches a ...
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