St Columba had a dwindling congregation of 300 people when we were commissioned to design a 500-seat auditorium, complete with a hall, youth centre, gathering lounge, offices, kitchen, cafe and a large entry foyer. They now have seven services per day to cope with the large numbers. The centre often hosts larger seminars as well.
We are one of the few architectural practices in New Zealand that has an extensive track record of over forty years with ecclesiastical architecture. Whether you want to improve an existing structure or build a new structure, talk to us about the needs of your church. Our work extends to buildings that do dual duty so that church organisations can gain income from their premises.
Wayne Houston wrote his degree thesis on church design and understands the variety of needs each church building requires.