Church Interior Design - Is Beige The Only Color?

March 27, 2012 by: Sandy Stone

For several decades, I have worked with churches and building committees as both an architect and interior designer.  I have found that church interior design often presents a surprising challenge - how to work with color.  Often, a large building committee will try to weigh-in on selections, but few people understand how color works or affects the built environment. To complicate matters, color ... Read More

Worship Space / Church Design & Construction / Design Process / Building Committee

The Green School - What it Means and the Difference It Makes

August 27, 2011 by: Sandy Stone

What makes the eight-classroom addition for Langford Elementary a "Green School?" Does it make any difference? Our goal for Langford, from the very beginning, was to make improvements on anything that consumed resources over the life of the building.   The whole team, the District's project manager and their energy consultants, our engineering consultants, and the contractor thoroughly embraced ... Read More

Campus Architecture / Sustainable Deisgn / Schools

Historic Preservation Tips - Care and Feeding of Historic Buildings

May 26, 2011 by: Sandy Stone

It surprises me to see the number of misconceptions and mistakes people make in the care of older buildings.  Many of our church projects include work on older buildings.  Some are historic structures that are well-maintained and cherished landmarks.  But just as often, we work with old buildings that have been taken for granted.  Owners assume the old structure will function perfectly with ... Read More

Adaptive Re-use / Historic Preservation