Come take part in the planning and dreaming about our facilities!
[For the full background on what Working Group 4 has been up to and how we've begun working with the architects, read here.]
This summer, our architects, BCWH and Waldon Studio, conducted interviews and surveys of staff, program leaders and facility users to better understand how we use the current facilities and where we have room to improve. The architects have also been analyzing the numbers – comparing the space we have with the space we need and allowing for growth. From this analysis, a program document is emerging – a statement of our current and future space needs that will inform the next phase: concept development.
You have several opportunities in October to speak into the planning for our buildings on Forest Avenue; opportunities to share what works well, what doesn’t and your hopes for the future. The architectural consultants will host several small group listening sessions to ask questions based on their observations. The small group sessions are scheduled for:
Sunday October 1st: In the Parlor at 600 Forest Avenue immediately following the 8:45a and 10:00a service
Sunday October 1st: 6:30p-8:00p in the multi purpose room of 500 Forest Avenue
Sunday October 8th: In the Parlor at 600 Forest Avenue immediately following the 10:00a service and the 11:15a service.
Please drop in on one of the sessions! If you have input for the architects but are unable to attend, please feel free to reach out to one of the team members listed below.
Once we have draft concepts to consider, we will provide opportunities for Third Church and our neighbors to weigh in on the ideas before we settle on a particular direction. We hope you are excited about this next chapter in our history as we continue to be called together for the renewal of all things through Jesus Christ.