Planning Your Church Project with General Steel

When you started thinking about building a new church, chances are you started by searching the internet for photos, floor plans, and common designs to get ideas for your project. During this process many church leaders stumble upon something they believe is just what they need, but the problem is, no two projects are the same. Fortunately we have developed a church design package that will get you and your congregation headed in the right direction towards a successful project.

You Need a Design Package

  • If you are just started to plan your church project
  • If you are starting a capital campaign
  • If you need to know the cost of the full project
  • If you need to communicate a vision
  • If you don’t want to hire an expensive architect
  • If you need to evaluate your local codes

Design Package Includes

  • 3D renderings
  • 2D floor plans
  • 3 design changes
  • Zoning and code analysis
  • A.I.A. certifiable cost analysis
  • Project Coordinator

Zoning and Code Review

Before deciding what to build you have to determine what you can build according to your local zoning guidelines. This step includes answering questions like setbacks, height restrictions and occupancy guidelines.

Site Restrictions

  • Landscaping
  • Parking
  • Drainage

Municipality Restrictions

  • Height Restrictions
  • Buildable Area Ratios
  • Setbacks

A.I.A. Certifiable Cost Analysis

An A.I.A. certifiable cost analysis is provided as part of a General Steel church design package. This comprehensive document is a line by line description of how much your church project will cost from start to finish. Since it is A.I.A. certifiable, this cost analysis can be used as part of a loan package to secure funding for your church project.

Your Point of Contact

When you purchase a metal building through General Steel you are assigned a Project Coordinator at no additional charge. This experienced industry professional is your single point of contact at our corporate office who is responsible for answering any questions you have and making sure your project is finished on time and on budget.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a design package cost?

If you purchase a pre-construction services package through General Steel, the cost of the Design Package is credited back to you at the time you buy your metal building. That makes the project feasibility study outlined below essentially free!

How much does an architect cost?

Architects charge by the hour ($80-$125 per hour), by the square foot ($1.25 to $5 per SQFT) or as a percentage of construction costs (8%-15%).

Do metal building designs require an architect?

The answer is no. Many General Steel building designs only require MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) drawings that can cost as little as $1 per square foot.

3D Church Plan by General Steel
Church Floor Plans

Church Design Case Studies

Young Israel Synagogue Design

Young Israel Synagogue

We were asked us to design a building that could withstand strong winds, learn how this design endured a hurricane.

Enduring Hurricane Sandy
Bonita Park Church Camp Design

Bonita Park

Used our church pre-construction program to design and build one of the largest church camps in the United States.

Coming Soon

Need help? Contact our Pre-Construction Team. Let us guide you through your project.

Come see for yourself how General Steel can help you effectively plan your church project. We will meet you where you are in the process of building and provide you and your church with the tools you need to make your project a success.

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