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Cathedral Design: Over Thirty Years of Experience in Church Design. The Key to Professional and Economical Church Design Begins With Visionary Master Planning.

 

 

 

                                                                                                          

                                                                                         Chuck  Anderson, Designer, Builder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cathedral Design: Over Thirty Years of Experience in Church Design. The Key to Professional and Economical Church Design Begins With Visionary Master Planning.
Cathedral Design: Over Thirty Years of Experience in Church Design.  The Key to Professional and Economical Church Design Begins With Visionary Master Planning.

 

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Greetings from the staff of Cathedral Design!

For the past 40 years, Cathedral Design / Cathedral Building and Design, has sought to find the most effective way to serve the local church so that God's people receive the highest quality building for the lowest possible cost.  We believe that we are responsible before the Lord and the local church in the area of financial stewardship and we have committed ourselves to make every effort to keep costs under control.  The heart of the Cathedral staff and consultants is especially burdened that construction costs have risen so high in the past few years that the Lord￿s work is being greatly hindered, especially for new and developing congregations. 

Several years ago, a number of our projects were completed in the Washington DC and Denver areas for costs below $50.00 per square foot!  This is no longer possible to do in today￿s robust building market but we are still seeing projects built for $70 to $80 p.s.f. in markets where comparable projects costs are well over $100 to $120 p.s.f.  The construction costs for a project I finished last year in north Denver came in  at less than $75 p.s.f.   The link to "How To Build For Less" will help explain how we can keep costs down in these days of run-away costs.  

We have discovered that cost efficiency centers around careful church design and planning.  Our process begins with a MASTER PLAN which becomes the basis for researching all related costs and for helping the church conduct a detailed feasibility study.  Most evangelical groups experience some budget restrictions to overcome and a well thought-out Master Plan is the key to preventing financial stress upon the congregation and leaders.  Phasing the project is often a key to building within a necessary budget.  The Master Plan needs to reflect immediate goals but also a fully developed plan for future development of the entire church design.

Upon completion of our multi-phased Master Plan, we are able to assist the church in developing a Projected Cost Analysis BEFORE any further money is spent on engineered plans.  This is vital to cost control.  Our message to the church is very important - "Count the cost not only before you build but before you spend the Lord's money on final church design documents and engineered construction plans!"  Many churches make the tragic mistake of hiring an architect to finish plans before they have any idea how much the total project will actually cost.  The Lord has enabled us to develop a staff of professional planners and engineers who are committed to helping eliminate this frustrating problem for you.

Within the site you will find a number of photographs of some of our past church designs and construction projects.  I realize that your specific design requirements may be totally different than what the pictures represent, but I wanted you to have an idea of the type of work we have done in recent years as we worked in the $70 to $80 p.s.f. budget area.  We have also posted our recommended "STEP BY STEP GUIDELINE" which we have developed for your information. 

Welcome to our site!  Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.   We may want to discuss a visit to your property to evaluate your upcoming project.

Chuck Anderson                                                                                                                            President / Master Planner                                                                                                                  

(303) 564-7581

cathedraldesign1@aol.com

 pastorchk@aol.com

Cathedral Design offers over thirty years of experience in church design. The key to professional and affordable church design begins with visionary and experienced master planning.  Cathedral has been involved in the design and construction of literally hundreds of church projects.

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