“IN”vigorate Blog

 

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The “IN”vigorate Blog by Robert Lee and Cindy Day is insightful how-to information on church and school design and construction.

CHURCH PROJECTS: Evangelical Protestant church architecture has seen dramatic shifts in the last ten years. In an ever changing world, what makes for an effective church facility? What places are best for people to want to hang out with friends and family? What places are best for inspiring worship and commitment? What church places are best at inviting our neighbors?

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Join me as we explore what makes for great church and school architecture at this blog called “IN”vigorate. For more information on how we may help your next project click on the following link, visit the robertLEEarchitects homepage.

New Church Building

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

New Church Building

robertLEEarchitects is excited to announce the design of a new church building – Bahamas Harvest Church. Like the ministry, the building is designed to grow God’s kingdom using a contemporary style that is modern and dynamic. But the design is also cost effective. It is a simple rectangular box that utilizes local materials and a pre-engineered steel building. For more information about this project or how to design a new church building, contact robertLEEarchitects using the contact section to the right. Published by Robert...

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Construction Inflation 2015

Posted by on Feb 15, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Construction Inflation 2015

Overall Construction Inflation According to Engineering News Record, construction inflation for the last year (2014) was at about 3-percent. Overall construction inflation has held at about 3-percent for the last couple of years. Bad News – Inflation So while the overall index has seen steady growth, there are specific construction materials or specific locations that have seen dramatic changes up or down. As an example cement and lumber are two examples of materials that have seen dramatic increases of near double the average or about...

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Church Signs Parody

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Church Signs Parody

Church Signs This is a funny video about potential church signs. My applause to Robin Thicke and his team. Keep having fun. To all of us all-too-stuffy Christians, keep having fun in Christ. Robert Lee, INvigorate Blog, January 27, 2015

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New church floor plan – Boxes

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

New church floor plan – Boxes

New church floor plan – “Boxes” features: This new church floor plan, “Boxes”, is named because it is comprised of three simple box shaped building components. This symmetrical design will help grow God’s kingdom in all parts of the country because it is attractive, functional, and inexpensive to build and maintain. This simple church floor plan is comfortable to hang-out in, very functional to do ministry, and cost effective to construct. The atrium is a great place to hang-out with friends and family...

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New Church Building

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

New Church Building

— A great new church building has been designed for Castle Rock, Colorado. This new contemporary church building will be in the downtown area on a small lot across from the county building.     New Church Building Features: With a tight budget the new church building includes a multipurpose auditorium, coffee bar and patio, roof-top deck, and classrooms for all ages on the main and lower levels. The design includes features that are attractive and comfortable for families and those that are recently retired. It...

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Denver Construction Costs

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Denver Construction Costs

Denver construction costs are rising. At the end of second quarter 2014, The Denver Business Journal reported construction costs were trending up at 2.2 percent. (Link to article.) Their research is based on a report by Rider Levett Buchnall, a national construction cost estimating consultant with offices in Denver. The reason for the increases in Denver construction costs are due to a shortage of subcontractor labor in all trades. This includes plumbers, drywall installers, electricians, framers, masons, and mechanical installers. As the...

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Design a Church Refuge

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Design a Church Refuge

For those that have their life filled with drama, going to church can be one place they can find rest and peace. As a church architect, one possible goal is to design a church refuge. This blog explores what a refuge is and how your church building could help provide places for people to relax and recuperate — design a church refuge. Psalm 65:4 David’s Refuge How blessed is the one whom You choose and bring near to You to dwell in Your courts. We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Your holy temple. (NASB) What...

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Attractive Church Buildings

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Attractive Church Buildings

Attractive church buildings: As a bee is attracted to flower, so to are many people attracted to some church buildings. Make your next church building inviting. According to scientists, bees are more attracted to some flowers than others. God has made them to use their sight and sense of smell to find flowers that are better for them. (See Springer’s journal Naturwissenschaften — The Science of Nature, February 21, 2013) It is no surprise that simply radiant bold colors that are distinctive from their background are more affective...

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Lessons From Nature

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Lessons From Nature

God teaches us some amazing lessons from nature. Lesson one is to bloom no matter where you are planted. This tiny but absolutely stunning flower is found in one of the harshest climates in the world. On the side of Mt. Evans in Colorado well above the tree line this flower appears to be joyful. Look at the soil, or lack thereof, it consists of tiny rocks. The climate is frigid most of the year (On this day in late May the temperature was in the 20s and it was snowing 20 minutes later at the top of the mountain.) and the wind whips almost...

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God Paints Sky

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

God Paints Sky

God’s artistry sometimes paints the sky beautiful colors. He mixes astonishing detail with vivid colors to create a fiery mix. (I came out of a meeting in Colorado one evening a few months ago to look up in awe. Then I snapped a few photographs with a low quality camera phone. I apologize for the poor photographs. But even with the poor quality, they convey God’s glory.) Psalm 8:1-3a, 4, 9 O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth! Your glory is higher than the heavens. You have taught children and infants to tell...

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