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How formidable is our church building's threshold? Why would a stranger cross it and how can we offer an invitation to do so? Take a look at this week's blog.
Some heritage and 20th-century churches are in locations that would be sought after by severalretail chains. Could this be better leveraged for the church’s core business? Take a look at thisweek’s blog.
Here we conclude our discussions about New vs Heritage buildings as a base for Church. Read on...
The third in our series of comparisons between new and heritage buildings. How do we make that welcoming first impression? Read on..
The second in our series of comparisons between new or heritage buildings. At St Aldates Oxford, the character of the heritage walls and roof have been made more apparent with lighting and paint, while the fully accessible new level floor is on
What serves the needs of a 21st century church better, a new building or a heritage building?  Do you have a heritage building that is inflexible and a costly liability to maintain, or perhaps you have a modern church centre that is bland and uninspiring? The public image of “church” in the Western world on
#onemilionchurches Instagram site has selected our recent photo of the rear of our St Aldate's Church 2003 entrance building as its weekly feature photo. See 
Mooroolbark Salvation Army Centre is a Finalist in the 2015 national Sustainable Building Awards to be announced in October.
The Salvation Army's newest building was designed by Studio B and opened on 15 November 2014. It provides a worship auditorium for 250, foyer cafe and kitchen with function room for 125, offices and interview rooms, and youth room.  The building is designed to provide comfort sustainably, offer a sense of welcome on entry and the auditorium is narurally lit without compromising screen presentaions.  Steve Black, the minister said, "It looks incredible. We're so glad to have such a great space to invite people around Mooroolbark to." 


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Recent posts

  • 66. Get Out In The Rain
  • 65. Clients Guide to Architecture: Full Booklet
  • 64. Client's Guide 9. Completion - move in and enjoy
  • 63. Client's Guide 8. Construction - the building emerges
  • 62. Client's Guide 7. Contractor Selection - who will build it?
  • 61. Client's Guide 6. Construction Documentation - the nitty gritty.
  • 60. Client's Guide 5. Town Planning - the key permit.
  • 59. Client's Guide. 4. Design Development - flesh on the bones.
  • 58. Client's Guide 3. Concept Design - developing the basic idea.
  • 57. Client's Guide 2. Masterplanning - preparing for the long term
  • 56. Clients Guide 1. Feasibility Study - can it be done?
  • 55. To Passivhaus -- and Beyond
  • 54: Anatomy of a Building Project
  • 53: Now Might Be The Best Time To Build
  • 52: Pandemic and Church Buildings
  • 51: How Keep Your Church Cool in Summer
  • 50. Reality Check
  • 49. Building more Wells
  • 48. Changing Heritage Buildings and The Too Hard Basket
  • 47. Innovation in Church Kitchens.
  • 46. Looking Up
  • B:logs 34 - 45. Church Property Discussion Resources
  • 33. Index to 32 Blogs.
  • 32. Enabling Development - Do We Still Need Fundraising?
  • 31. Enabling Development - How Can We Be Responsible?
  • 30. Enabling Development - What Happens If You Ignore the Opportunity?
  • 29.Enabling Development - What Can it Enable?
  • 28. Enabling Development - What Is It?
  • 27. Mission and Buildings - Being a Good Client
  • 26. Mission and Buildings - Selecting a Building Contractor
  • 25. Mission and Buildings - Development Agreements
  • 24. Buildings and Mission - Obtaining Approvals
  • 23. Buildings - Where Next in the Process?
  • 22. Buildings - Where to Start?
  • 21. House Analogies - Resting and Nurturing
  • 20. House Analogies - The Study and the Shed
  • 19. House Analogies - Taking Meals Together
  • 18. House Analogies - Relationships and Socialising
  • 17. House analogies - Welcome and Presentation
  • 16: House Analogies - Intro
  • 15: Core Business v Buildings
  • 14. Retal Analogies: The Largest Chain with The Gospel as its product
  • 13. Retail Analogies: Managing the Threshhold
  • 12. Retail Analogies: High Street Locations
  • 11. Retail Analogies: The Church in the Street
  • 10. 21stC Church: Epilogue
  • 9. 21stC Church: 4 of 4 Wise Stewards
  • 8. 21stC Church: 3 of 4 Offering Hospitality
  • 7. 21stC Church: 2 of 4. Encouraging Relationships
  • 6. 21stC Church: Better in New or Heritage Building? 1 of 4
  • 5. Mission Enabled: Hospitality
  • 4. Seven Mistakes And How To Avoid Them
  • 3. Development & Mission
  • 2. Property Barriers to the Church's Mission
  • 1b. Funding Changes To Church Property
  • 1a. Leading Change in Church Buildings
  • Create Vision Selects Studio B's St Aldates New Entrance for Favourite Image
  • Shortlisted for Sustainable Building Award
  • Mooroolbark salvation Army Centre Open
  • Studio B Profiled in Architect Victoria
  • Studio B published in a book Sacred Architecture by Braun Publishing