Church Projects

Designers of Distictive Churches since 1965.

Over 80% of our project history is churches.  Since 1965 We have designed churches for virtually every Christian denomination.  As church design specialists, we understand that the church is a ministry to the congregation and community. Determining the ministry needs of the church will determine the building design needs. Some criteria to consider are:


  • Symbolism – through a variety of elements, such as, windows, furniture, roof, shapes, and spires.

  • Art and Talents – painting, sculpture, and stained glass.

  • Friendliness - large visible entry with lots of glass.

  • Fellowship – fellowship hall with kitchen.

  • Altar & Sacraments - prominently placed.

  • Other rituals – prominently planned and placed.

  • Sports - facilities, such as a gym, softball and soccer fields.

  • Christian Education – Sunday School, Parochial School, or Day Care.

  • Senior Citizens and People with Special Needs – barrier free facilities with hearing aids and visual aids, senior citizens housing, and special care facilities.

  • Music - choir, orchestra, and instruments.

  • Parishioner involvement in worship – sometimes semi-circular seating.

  • Drama & Concerts - special lighting/audio effects.


Other areas considered during the design process:

  • Provide allowance for necessary items which are not included in the contract.

  • Consider maintenance factor of building materials.

  • Energy efficiency – building products, as well as mechanical and electrical equipment.

  • Renovations – to existing buildings to make them more pleasing, aesthetically functional, maintenance free, and energy efficient.

  • New renovations are adaptive to new uses, and historical beauty is preserved.


Here is a sample of some of the more prominent churches we have designed since 1965

Flint New Community Church Foyer
United Methodist, Swartz Creek
United Methodist, Swartz Creek, Mi
United Methodist, Swartz Creek, Mi
United Methodist, Webberville, Mi
United Methodist, Webberville, Mi
Emmanuel Baptist, Flint, Mi
Emmanuel Baptist, Flint, Mi
St Patricks, Brighton, Mi
St Patricks, Brighton, M
First Baptist, Rochester, Mi
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist, Detroit
Mt Zion Missionary Baptist, Detroit
Immanuel Lutheran, Mt Clemens, Mi
Immanuel Lutheran, Mt Clemens, Mi
Commmunity Wesleyan, Washington, Mi
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Formerly Hull-Stephens and Associates

United Methodist, Swartz Creek