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Lord of Hosts Church Completes Construction

Lord of Hosts Church Completes Construction

Lord of Hosts Church - located in Omaha, Nebraska, completed construction of a massive renovation and a second video venue and entry gathering space. An exterior façade renovation to this existing retail building was also part of this major project. "This project has been transformational as new life is reborn into an old retail building.” commented Brian Rathsam, the Project Architect for the project. Local Omaha, NE contractor, Lund-Ross Constructors, served as the general contractor.

Fellowship Bible Church  Begins Construction

Fellowship Bible Church Begins Construction

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Fellowship Bible Church - located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, has begun design for their second phase addition, a children’s ministry building. The church returned to their design-build team of Smyrna, Tennessee based contractor Dow Smith Company and Kansas City, Missouri based architect Mantel Teter to update their campus master plan, design additional children’s ministry space, student ministry space, and additional space for offices. "Our team is excited to partner again with Dow Smith Company and this awesome church and to design new facilities that will position this church for continued growth in a growing area of Murfreesboro." stated David Evans, Principal for the project.

Eudora Baptist Church Selects Architect

Eudora Baptist Church Selects Architect

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Eudora Baptist Church - located in Eudora, Kansas, recently selected Kansas City, Missouri based architect Mantel Teter to lead them through a metrics analysis, discovery and design process to update their campus master plan. Immediate facility needs include children’s ministry space, additional space for lobby & gathering, and large group multipurpose space to take pressure off the Sanctuary. "Our team is excited to partner with this church & develop an updated master plan and design new facilities to help this church impact the Kingdom." stated Brian Rathsam, Project Architect for the project.

Grace Community Church Construction Update

Grace Community Church Construction Update

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Image courtesy of Pearce Construction

Grace Community Church - located in Smithville, Missouri, is nearing completion on their kid’s classroom expansion, while also renovating the lobby and kid’s check-in of the existing building. “The entire team is excited to complete construction and we’re anxious to witness the great things this new space will do for the church’s ministries.” commented Skyler Phelps, the Project Architect. Pearce Construction is serving as the general contractor.

Fellowship Greenwood Begins Construction

Fellowship Greenwood Begins Construction

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Fellowship Greenwood - located in Greenwood, Missouri, has begun construction of their new children’s ministry building and entry/atrium renovation. A brand-new parking lot expansion was just completed as well. Pearce Construction is serving as the general contractor. The project is expected to complete construction in July 2019.

Vineyard Church Completes Education Addition

Vineyard Church Completes Education Addition

Vineyard Church - located in Kansas City, Missouri, north of the river, has completed construction of their new 2-story children’s ministry building addition. Skyler Phelps, the project architect, notes “The project was very successful, providing needed ministry space for building balance with seats in worship, while providing better security and people flow between services.” Pearce Construction served as the general contractor.

Top Church Design Trends for 2019

Top Church Design Trends for 2019

Almost upon us, 2019 is expected to be a year of changes that will reshape--or at least refine-- houses of worship. Designers agree that the worship space should serve the church as an expression of its brand while becoming an engaging tool for its mission.

Architects, designers and AVL professionals weigh in, predicting what will happen in the coming year:

1-Multisite movement continues to flourish. The multisite movement is stronger than ever, notes David Evans, president of Kansas City, Mo.-based architectural firm Mantel Teter. “The movement’s next chapter will be to start or acquire campuses to reach and minister to residents of specific communities. Many demographics will influence these choices and a church’s ministry skill sets. This could be churches or other retail/big box properties that will be renovated for church and community uses.”

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Trustee Building Completes Renovation

Trustee Building Completes Renovation

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, located in Kansas City, Missouri, recently completed renovating their Trustee Building to provide improved state of the art classrooms and staff office space at the core of the seminary campus. "Our team is thrilled with how the project turned out, the spaces are even more functional and relevant for their staff and students.” commented Skyler Phelps, the Project Architect. Pearce Construction served as the general contractor.

How to Select Timeless Materials and Colors

How to Select Timeless Materials and Colors

This has to be my most frequently asked question during a design process with our clients… “how can we keep our building from looking dated in 10, 15, 20 years”? My first response is always “you can’t.” Design trends come and go. What is popular today may not be tomorrow. Unfortunately, for most of our clients, the ability and funds to change their space like owners of hospitality spaces do, is not possible. They cannot switch carpet and countertops every five years. So, the trick is to find little ways to maximize not only the money spent, but the years in which our products will last. The good news for our clients is that there are several ways we can achieve a “timeless” look and beat those fleeting design trends.

1. Stay as neutral as possible with your most expensive and longest lasting materials. For example, don’t pick red carpet, blue countertops or overly trendy-looking tile. Instead, let your paint and accent colors be the trend. Green is very in right now. Paint a wall or two in your lobby green and the rest can stay very neutral. Paint is easy and inexpensive to change, especially if it’s just one wall.

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Grace Community Church Breaks Ground

Grace Community Church Breaks Ground

Grace Community Church - located in Smithville, Missouri, recently broke ground and construction is underway for their new kid’s classroom expansion, while also renovating the lobby and kid’s check-in of the existing building. “The entire team is excited to be under construction & we’re anxious to witness the great things this new space will do for the church’s ministries.” commented Skyler Phelps, the Project Architect. Pearce Construction is serving as the general contractor.

Construction is Underway at Fellowship of Grace

Construction is Underway at Fellowship of Grace

Fellowship of Grace, located in Parkville, Missouri, recently broke ground and construction is underway for their new entry/atrium space for gatherings & connection, while also renovating most of the existing building. “The church is very excited to be under construction & we’re looking forward to the great things this new space will do for its ministry.” commented Brian Rathsam, the Project Architect. Pearce Construction is serving as the general contractor.

Visualize Your Church Through Virtual Reality

Visualize Your Church Through Virtual Reality

Mantel Teter takes the plunge into the realm of virtual reality.

Some are challenged to visualize what a facility will look like or what a spatial experience will feel like from looking at 2-D drawings, simple 3-D images or even computer generated fly-throughs. These computer-generated images are, in many ways, an updated version of the hand-drawn renderings of the past. Virtual reality takes the client experience during the design phase to a whole new level.

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The Art of Arrival

The Art of Arrival

The sense of arrival. Psychologically, it symbolizes the completion of a journey. Excitement is present when a destination is achieved and the experience of what lies ahead is in store. Upon arrival to a church facility, people process through a series of motions as the experience of arrival is achieved. Together, site and building work to complete the sense of arrival and enrich the experience.

Click here for FIVE things to consider when contemplating how to create or improve this experience.