Immanuel Lutheran Church Washington
Team Four Architects | 14 North Newstead Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri, 63108 | phone 314.533.2200 fax 314.533.2203
Immanuel Lutheran Church formed a Long Range Planning Committee to deal with significant
growth in membership. The committee developed Long Range Planning Goals and a Strategic
Plan based on the church's vision.
The Committee engaged TeamFour to develop a Master Plan for the facilities. The long range
goals, objectives and needs of this congregation in support of its expanding ministry are all
addressed in this Master Plan.
Objective of the Master Plan
The Master Plan identifies the facility needs of Immanuel Lutheran Church and School for the
next 15 years. It plans for these improvements in a logical and cost effective manner.
The Master Plan Process
The Long Range Planning Committee contacted all the various ministries of the church and
school and solicited input on goals and needs for the next 15 years. This information was
developed into spaces to accommodate the ministries, assigning square footages to each of
the ministry requirements.
The existing facilities were evaluated, looking for the best opportunity to meet those needs.
The process included a number of progress meetings with the committee and workshops
with the congregation for input and discussion. The master planning process lead to an
improvement plan for the facility that involved both renovation for adaptive reuse of the
existing spaces and expansion of the facility.
Phasing and Costs
For implementation, the proposed improvement plan was broken down into four primary
phases and two small phases that could be scheduled independently of other improvements.
This phasing allows the cost of each phase to be financially feasible. The funds for the
improvements will be available through a combination of capital fund drives and loans.