The McKnight Group’s highly skilled design professionals, from church architects to constructions professionals, help define your vision, develop a master plan, and identify growth potential. This, in turn, helps you expand your vision and communicate effectively with your congregation.

Owner participation is vital throughout the church design process. In fact, this is where the core design information resides. Specific input is needed while schematic drawings are created. Changes can easily be made at this point, whether they are function driven or cost driven.

Principles that have worked for other churches can be reviewed and considered, providing new and fresh ideas. Registered architects and church specialists provide all construction documents necessary for building.

Our church architects’ close relationship with McKnight Group construction teams gives them a working knowledge of design phase costs, current construction techniques and materials, and a comprehensive understanding of the design potential versus available construction funds.


Schematic Design

  • Site Evaluations & Building Assessments
  • Topographic & ALTA Surveys
  • Geotechnical Investigations & Reports (Soil Borings)
  • Document Existing Buildings
  • Ministry & Building Needs Analysis
  • Building Programming
  • Building Code Analysis
  • Utilities Analysis
  • Zoning Code Analysis
  • Zoning Coordination
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Master Planning
  • Schematic Site Design
  • Schematic Building Design
  • AutoCAD/Revit Modeling
  • 3D Artist Renderings
  • Preliminary Budget
  • Preliminary Schedule
  • Presentations & Review Meetings
  • Presentation Boards & Electronic Images

Design Development & Construction Documents

  • Design Development Meetings
  • Architectural Construction Drawings
  • Interior Design
  • Specifications
  • Civil Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Plumbing, Mechanical, & Electrical Engineering
  • Audio, Video, Lighting Coordination
  • Budget Updates & Recommendations
  • Schedule Updates & Recommendations
  • Permit Coordination

Construction Administration

  • Requests For Information
  • Shop Drawing Review
  • Site Visits & Documentation
  • Approval of Certificates for Payment
  • Record Drawings