Schematic Design

The McKnight Group’s highly skilled design professionals will assist you in defining your ministry goals and objectives, developing a master plan, and identifying growth potential. This, in turn, will help to expand your vision and allow for effective communication with your congregation.

Owner participation is vital and welcome throughout the design process. In fact, this is where the core design information resides. Input from staff and ministry leaders is needed while schematic drawings are being created. Changes can easily be made at this point, whether they are function-driven or cost-driven.

The McKnight Group provides insight from over 50 years in the design-build business. Experience in helping many healthy and growing church allows us to provide new and fresh ideas.

Licensed architects, engineers and construction project managers use their expertise to provide all construction documents necessary for building.

McKnight and Hosterman’s close working relationship with the general contracting firm of McKnight Development Corporation, as well as their extensive experience with audio, video, lighting designers and technology consultants, provides the client with several advantages. These include a thorough working knowledge of design phase costs, current construction techniques and materials, and a comprehensive understanding of design potential versus available construction funds. This affords the client a confident and comfortable experience.

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