Help Design Our Future!
Charrette with Voith & Mactavish Architects, LLP
Saturday, December 9
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall

We've hired a design team led by Voith & Mactavish Architects (VMA) to undertake a Feasibility Study to suggest ways in which the St. Martin's facilities might be improved with renovation and addition to better support our mission and activities. On Saturday, December 9th, the architects from VMA are facilitating a design 'charrette.' A charrette is a community workshop to evaluate design ideas and develop the project goals. Design ideas can be rapidly tested and incorporated or eliminated. Representatives from the engineering firm and construction manager will participate in this event to field inquiries into their areas of expertise. The intent is to communicate the current approach and options, and discern best directions going forward. There will be presentations, followed by break-out sessions with you and fellow Parishioners. To be most successful, we want all voices in the Parish to be heard! We hope you can participate. Please let us know if you can attend.* Snacks and lunch will be provided.

Schedule for the day:

9:30-10:00 a.m. Coffee/snacks and greeting

10:00-10:30 a.m. Blue Sky Visioning Session led by Cameron

10:30-11:00 a.m. "Hold Onto, Let Go Of, or Make Room For" Group Exercise

11:00-12:00 noon "Table Talks" (6?) Small focus groups discuss vision and specifics of key areas of concern. Breakout groups around tables. Rotate tables every 10 minutes.
Topics might include:
- Orientation and wayfinding
- Choir
- Youth
- Kitchen and Parish hall
- Environment and sustainability
- Mission, educational, and outreach

12:00-12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30-2:00 p.m. "Three concepts: The future of St. Martin's" Presentation and open discussion of three potential approaches to achieving success. Include MEP Engineer and Construction Manager.

2:00-2:15 p.m. Wrap Up and Next Steps...

*If you can't come for the whole time, we suggest that you try to come for the morning session, and stay through lunch. Can't make it at all? Please feel free to send comments to the Properties Committee, c/o

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