We Are A Specialty Architectural Firm
Specializing in Rescue Ministry Written Programming
The first step in planning a facility is a written program. The program is based on the NEEDS in the community (not necessarily just what the Rescue Mission is led to provide). I tell the staff that I will be "asking them a thousand questions" in order to analyze which of the community needs will be met by the Rescue Mission and what is the Mission's role and commitment to meet those needs. I then calculate the square footage needed based on the program including the building, parking demands, site amenities, zoning constraints, etc.
Specializing in Rescue Ministry Architectural Design
Beginning with the site plan which includes zoning requirements and parking demand, I then create a conceptual design including the floor plans which meet the programming needs. I work with a local architect to be assured that we meet the local design criteria. I am the only architect who specializes in functional design for all types of Rescue Ministries.
Specializing in Rescue Ministry Capital Campaign Guidance
Based on the conceptual design, I work with the local architect and/or local contractor to establish a construction budget. After adding the costs associated with conducting the Capital Campaign, I help guide the Rescue Mission in choosing a Capital Campaign consultant and educate the staff and the Board of Directors on their roles and responsibilities. I help to create a "Next Steps" outline including tasks, who is responsible for each step, and establish a Time Line to complete those tasks/steps.
Specialty Presentations to the Board of Directors and Agencies
A community-wide Rescue Mission campaign is not like a church or Christian school campaign. It is a Community Campaign for the least, the last, and the lost. Most Board members have not been involved in such a campaign. Public agencies and planning commission meetings can be filled with misguided emotions. I have extensive experience in both arenas and have helped Boards understand their roles. Together, we can turn community nay sayers into believers in our cause.