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Every place of worship has unique requirements for its ministry. Creal, Clark & Seifert has extensive experience designing church facilities. The firm works closely with church staff and building committees to define their ministry’s unique needs and create a space that is visually appealing and highly functional. Creal, Clark & Seifert strives to meet the spiritual vision and the physical needs of the congregation.

The building of a new church facility or a renovation is generally made possible by church-wide fundraising. One of the challenges of such a campaign is keeping the vision of the investment top-of-mind for the congregation to sustain interest and support. A benefit of choosing Creal, Clark & Seifert is the services the firm provides to keep the congregation informed of progress on the project.

Some of our Project Promotion services include:

  • Public & Private Informational Presentations
  • Public & Private Q&A Sessions
  • Artist Renderings – Cast Vision & Generate Excitement

A few of the areas we specialize in are:

  • Sanctuaries
  • Educational Facilities
  • Administrative Offices
  • Gymnasiums
  • Multipurpose Rooms/Facilities
  • Family Life Centers
  • Day Care Centers
  • Conference Areas
  • Renovations to existing facilities

Some criteria to consider for your church project:

  • Symbolism – through a variety of elements such as, windows, furniture, roof, shapes and spires.
  • Arts and Talents – painting, sculpture, stained glass, etc.
  • Friendliness – large visible entries with lots of glass
  • Altar and Sacraments – prominently placed
  • Other Rituals – prominently planned and placed
  • Sports Facilities – such as a gym, softball and soccer fields
  • Religious Education – Sunday school, Parochial school or Daycare
  • Senior Citizens
  • People with Special Needs (hearing or visually impaired, etc)
  • Barrier free facilities in compliance with ADA
  • Music – Choir, Orchestra, and Instruments
  • Parishioner Involvement in Worship – acoustical considerations
  • Drama and Concerts – Special lighting/audio effects
  • Other Areas to Consider: Maintenance factors of building materials
  • Energy Efficiency – building products, as well as mechanical and electrical equipment.
  • Renovations of existing buildings to make them more aesthetically pleasing, functional, and energy efficient.
  • New Renovations: Renovations or adaptive re-use designs can be created for an existing facility that will maintain the historical beauty and integrity of the facility.