A big milestone for this project will be selecting an architect. The architect is necessary in order to answer a lot of specific questions about the program, and of course, to actually create the design and drawings. (We are extremely happy to have two architects on the building committee: TJ Land and Mike Hining. We would not be as far along as we are without their guidance, for sure, and we would not know as much about the road ahead, either.) We are now working on a timeline that will result in us having an architect by early November!
Between now and then there is a very crowded calendar of meetings. We have our regular building committee meetings, which we are devoting to developing and finalizing the ‘program’ or list of kinds and amounts of space that we need. We also will have walkthroughs with each architect we are inviting to give us a proposal for the project. We will have an interview with each one. And we will then have a meeting to decide which one we will go with. We then will have a meeting to go over the contract and our requirements, to be sure that we are all on the same page before we start. And then, finally, we will begin our work together.
So, what can you do? The most important thing you can do is to pray for the building committee! We need energy and strength, we need focus, we need wisdom and discernment. Please pray for us!