We Are Church Architects – We Only Design Churches and Church Related Facilities
Why Select CDS as Your Church Architect?
CDS and its associates have the experience of nearly 30 years and 1,000 church projects. All we design are church related facilities – we know cost-effective church design, and we understand how to work with churches. Candidly this is no different than a design team that has experience in other specialized industries like healthcare, multi-family housing, assisted living, fast food or other types of specific design. CDS is blessed to have a team of professionals that has previous experience in many of the commercial components that make up today’s church. Among this experience would be public and private schools, childcare, restaurants, office buildings, and conference centers. Having this experience compliments the specific needs a church will require from the design team.
Our focus is not, however, on just designing churches, but on seeing the churches built for ministry and the effective working out of the church’s mission of expanding the Kingdom. Our church architectural services are geared towards seeing church building plans come up out of the ground and gather dust in a corner of the Pastor’s office.
Church Architectural Services
Church Development Services, together with its affiliate companies can offer a wide range of services. Based on the need and/or missing ingredient(s), CDS can offer full service design professional in charge services or when appropriate only provide construction drawings for a church that has development skill and experience that does not require full service. Because of our in-depth church design experience and a library of nearly 1,000 church plans, we are able to deliver high quality church building plans very cost effectively.
And while saving money is important, even more important is how well the building plan meets the real ministry needs of the church, now and in the future. In the years to come, you will forget how much you paid for your church building plans, but not how well your building plans support or hinder your ministry.
- Stock church building plans
- Preliminary (concept) church design
- Sealed church construction documents
- Master planning
- Space planning
- Structural design
- Retain and manage site engineer for civil and site engineering
- Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing plans
- Landscape design
- Interior design
- Color renderings
- 3D computer models
- Responding to builder/bidder inquiries
- Space planning & programming
- Site evaluation and selection assistance
Related Services Available
- Zoning/re-zoning assistance
- Bid documents/drawings
- Bidding administration
- Opinion of probable cost
- Multi-year cash flow projections
- Bid evaluation
- Contract award
- Financial budgeting
- Loan procurement assistance
- Feasibility studies
We believe you honor God with excellence, and we strive to combine competitive pricing with superior value.
Planning. Proper church design begins with understanding current and future space plan requirements, what you can afford, how you will pay for it, and what the land will support.
Capital Fund Raising. Raise money to build with a biblical church capital campaign. Most churches raise an additional amount for the building fund of between 1 and 3 times annual tithes and offerings over 3 years.
Church Financing. We provide assistance with obtaining church construction loans at very competitive rates and terms. If you are not currently qualified for a loan, we can assist you in becoming financially prepared to build.
Church Construction. In many cases, we can also build the facility. Depending on where you are located and the size of the project, we may or may not be able to deliver additional value and savings to the church. But for most projects, we would be pleased to discuss how our church construction services will save you money on construction.