Is it time to reclaim your workspace?

Have you heard about the open-office design model? Perhaps you work in one already. Many offices are implementing this design in order to create a modern and spacious work environment with the hopes of improving team collaboration and communication, but are managing to achieve the opposite. In the Washington Post, Lindsey Kaufman wrote a personal essay noting her experience with …

Completed Church Renovation – Cheyenne, WY

Highlands United Presbyterian Church in Cheyenne, WY just completed their extensive church renovation. Highlands approached Mountain West in the fall of 2013 and the process was set into motion.  The major areas tackled were the foyer, sanctuary, restrooms, kitchen and dining hall, as well as the exterior facade.  All interior areas received updated flooring materials and lighting that better served …

What’s holding us back?

So many souls, so little time… In working with churches over the last 15 years, the Mountain West Churches team has seen a lot of different ministry expansion scenarios. But, we haven’t seen it all – that’s for sure. Every ministry is “unique” in it’s style of delivering the Word. Undeniably, every pastor has an interest in reaching as many …

MWA designs solution to ministry barriers

MWA is at it again… breaking ministry barriers through creative design solutions. During a recent preliminary design, principal architect Mark Hilles, AIA, worked alongside this intermountain west church during a unique on-site design process. For this client – it started with Mark understanding the church’s current ministries, growth goals and the leadership’s view of the physical constraints of their facility. …

Don’t take it from us…

If you’ve read anything about Mountain West Architects, most likely you’ve heard us say a lot of great things about the firm. About our intense commitment to client relationships, our expertise to help you navigate the planning phase successfully, our creativity in designing church buildings that work for your current needs while leaving room for future growth… Yet you might …

Washington Heights Church expands for children

Washington Heights Church Expands for Children By JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner Fri, 12/30/2011 – 4:43pm   SOUTH OGDEN — New construction at Washington Heights Church is just one more bit of evidence of the rate at which the congregation has grown. Since Pastor Roy Gruber joined the church seven and a half years ago, the congregation has more than doubled in …