Chris Sealy, Project Management Posse
Architect Kevin Keady holds up his hand to signal "wait a minute" as he quickly adds to his already copious notes. He doesn't want to miss any juicy comments from the church staff on what they'd like have in a new JUC campus.
This is the first day of "nitty gritty" design sessions as the Making Room campaign continues its effort to move From Dreaming to Defining . All JUC staff members have given most of their Sunday afternoon to delve into questions such as: How close should the nursery be to the sanctuary? What classrooms need their own sinks and child-sized toilets? Should filing cabinets be in offices or in the central copy room? What's the optimal capacity for a chapel?
Before the end of the month, JUC members with deep knowledge and history in certain areas are attending similar sessions. They're digging into the specific needs for Accessibility/Inclusion, Hospitality/Food, Justice and Community Events and Sustainability.
Keady, who is a JUC member volunteering his time and expertise in the planning and design phase, will have a LOT of notes when the meetings are wrapped up. And by the end of the year, the notes will become what's called a Design Criteria Document, which should be an immense help to future architects when we finally find a property for a new JUC.
View the results form the October Dot Voting and Survey exercises on our Fall 2018 Congregational Meeting page.