Friday, Nov 16, 2018


OSEA Students Inspired by Church Design Concepts

November 06, 2018

Olivet School of Engineering and Architecture (OSEA) students marveled at the new church design concepts from Olivet University alumni. The presentation and exhibits featured 3D renderings and layouts from graduated designers showcasing ideas for new modern church buildings in local New York and California towns.

Various designs explored the potential for local churches who expressed interest in remodeling their building in the next couple of years. The exploration exercise challenged designers to complement the architecture with its surrounding town and environment. The project aims at bringing together a sense of unity through the building's layout and design.

Ensuring that the building design concept is appropriate for the local community's area, designers experimented with materials, colors, and use of space. Stone, glass, concrete, wood, and metal were explored in engineering the variety of materials used for the exterior.

Glass was generously included along the ground floors to create open space and integrate the interior space with the outdoor environment. Along the rooftop of the community hall building is a rooftop garden and open-space park.

The overall modern feel gives way to contemporary palettes of colors that complement various materials on the buildings and open-courtyard panels. With balcony seating, the church can hold up to 2,000 people with views to the platformed stage. The building will also include office spaces, conference rooms, prayer rooms, and rehearsal rooms for choir and other musical performance groups.

OSEA students took a deeper glimpse of the conceptual process for the future church designs and gained better understanding during the Q&A session.

Events / Calendar
  • Nov 22

    Thanksgiving Break (office closed)A Psalm of praise. Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. (Psalm 100, KJV)

  • Dec 03

    Registration begins

  • Dec 07

    Last day of classes

  • Dec 10

    Final exam period

  • Dec 14

    Fall quarter ends