10 Tips For Designing a Multi-Purpose Space

Fellowship Hall   group designing resized 183Designing a successful Fellowship Hall can be a big challenge.  Here are ten tips to consider in any new construction or renovation.


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Church Kitchens are essential for many Fellowhip Hall activities.  Here are some ideas for designing church kitchens.


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Call them Fellowship Halls, Family Life Centers, Multi-Purpose Rooms or Parish Halls - for many congregations, these are the spaces that get the most use.  Heimsath Architects has a long history of designing and renovating these types of facilities.  Click below to see a portfolio of some of our recent Fellowship Halls.

Fellowship Hall Collage resized 600Fellowship Halls are shared by a number of groups for a wide variety of activities. They are frequently used for temporary or permanent worship, so the design should always consider aesthetic quality, acoustical properties and lighting sources. How groups circulate in and out of the hall is important.  A design should address the connection to a foyer or gathering space and possibly an outdoor activity space.  Support spaces, such as kitchens, bathrooms, storage, performance stages, green rooms and music rooms should be considered in planning for a successful Fellowship Hall.

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Recent Fellowship Hall Blog Posts

Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 Eric Mac Inerney
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Saturday, Oct 15, 2011 Ben Heimsath
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Here is the final part of the three part article on Church Multipurpose Rooms.  Please see the link at the bottom to download the entire article as a PDF. 7. ...Read More
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