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Church Specialists

Why Churches?

Barnes Design Group has provided architectural services for hotels, residences, commercial projects, industrial expansions, restaurants, government work and churches for over 25 years.

However the distinct and unique expertise in religious architecture grew over time both in the number of commissions awarded and in the passion that Mr. Michael Barnes and his staff had for church architecture.

Over the last 15 years, the firm has grown as other architects with similar passions have joined forces with the number one church architectural firm in Virginia.

We believe that this is our unique mission. The firm's motto says it all... It’s not just our job, it’s our mission!

How Many Churches?

Barnes Design Group, P.C. has provided religious architectural services for new sanctuaries, new Christian educational buildings, expansions to existing facilities, master planning, family life centers and church Christian Schools.

Currently, Barnes Design Group has provided architectural services for over: 400 church projects.

What's The Difference?

“A Christian firm with a Christian perspective, specializing in church design."

Barnes Design Group, P.C. is a firm with a mission. The company has grown into an organization that understands the unique challenges of the local church.

In the context of religious architecture, the church architect must be intimately involved in the complete understanding of the pastor's God-given vision. The church architect's major role is in the capturing of this vision and in the communication of such vision back to the congregation.

Through the process, the architect is often challenged by the need of working with the pastor, his staff, a building committee and other various groups of leadership teams. He must solve their building and ministry needs while binding all the various interests into a unified team.

Counting The Cost

Barnes Design Group, P.C. has extensive experience in preparing designs that meet the client's functional needs while maintaining established budgetary guidelines. We use a process called "partnering". This is utilized on over 85% of our projects. This partnering process helps to establish early cost parameters and financial accountability.

We believe part of our mission is to correctly identify---and be accountable to--- the construction costs early in the building program. We understand our responsibility for accurately counting the cost before we build, not after the construction drawings are completed.

"As a relatively new ministry, we were turned down by several banks that we sought out for assistance. Yet, you willingly supported us in our endeavors and designed a beautiful structure that was within our economical grasp."

Is That All We Do?

Barnes Design Group, P.C. does specialize in religious architecture and is best known for their creative church designs. However, over the last 25 years, Barnes Design Group has served hundreds of other clients with the same degree of design excellence:

  • Industrial Projects
  • Professional Offices
  • Medical Offices
  • Dental Offices
  • Chiropractic Offices
  • Major Retail Stores
  • National Chain and local Restaruants
  • Shopping Centers
  • Federal Navy Projects
  • Housing Authority Renovation Projects
  • Hotel and Motel Projects
  • Single-Family Residential
  • Multi-Family Apartments and Condos