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The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Wednesday, September 22, 2004
Church Building
Our home church, Trinity OPC, is starting the process of building (or expanding) a new sanctuary space for our congregation. New seating capacity will be approx. 250.

Our trustees are wrestling with cost, possibilities with the land we own, zoning restrictions, etc.

I am really hoping that we can make a new facility that is truly aesthetic. But I realize that we need to be careful with the limited funds that we have. The two consultants/architects that the trustee have interviewed so far do really mediocre work (at best). It would seem that they could still be "basic" and yet get the details and massing and proportions right so that result is generally pleasant. But this does not seem to be the case.

Do any of you out there no any experienced artchitects who have designed church buildings that you like?

Or do you have examples (urls) of church buildings that you like?