Respectful Architecture

When you develop a reputation for being responsive and generous, an ever-expanding mountain of requests will come your way. (Adam Grant)

Design for religious spaces requires sensitivity and respect. Churches, worship centers, administrative offices, and affiliated buildings deserve first-rate architecture with a hint of spiritual sensibility. When a headstrong or bombastic architect is overbearing or comes on too strong, facility staff or the fund-raising committee may feel overwhelmed or dismissed. Some church clients are quite sophisticated, and others are searching for their first design solution. No matter your organization’s experience, you deserve to be heard, guided and respected along the way.

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Great religious design solutions are first and foremost, respectful of the church’s theology, history, rituals, and requirements. We listen to what is required, help you determine what would be ideal, and guide you along the way to achieve the right solutions for your church’s parishioners and budgets.

We’re here to help you at the earliest stages of a capital fund-raising program and can help with concepts and imagery to inspire donations and financial commitment. And if you have an existing facility, we’re here to help you adapt to growing congregations and generational preferences.
Some of the areas that most churches struggle with include parishioner comfort, reliable and cost-efficient HVAC systems, air quality, floorplans that are flexible to multipurpose events, acoustics, ADA compliance, outdoor amenities, and site circulation.

We design buildings that celebrate spiritual practices.

Concord’s history of successful projects with EMC2 goes back for many years. Working with the entire EMC2 team is always a great pleasure and we look forward to working with them on future projects.

Stacey Scott, Project Manager, Concord General Contracting