Stewardship of Resources, Inspirational Spaces

Whether renovating existing structures or designing new facilities, we are committed to quality design of worship spaces. As evidenced by the more than one million square feet of religious facilities designed to date, we work effectively with decision-makers, project managers, user groups, and volunteer committees. We are skilled at delivering quality and value within established budgets, and we strive to create worship environments inspired by the client's ministry and community.

Due to the diversity of our architectural practice, we bring a wide array of skills and knowledge to the design of worship facilities. Our portfolio of work ranges from church projects on tight urban sites to master-planned suburban campuses. We can provide phased designs that accommodate present needs and anticipate future growth of the congregation.

Religious facilities are rewarding to design because they often contain a wide variety of spaces. In addition to auditoriums, administrative offices, and classrooms, we have designed religious projects that have included bookstores, recreation facilities, and production studios with state-of-the-art audiovisual systems. Whether designing a new facility or adapting an existing structure to a religious use, Smallwood has the experience and expertise to address your program, respect your budget, and inspire your congregants.


Smallwood listened to our needs and then created beautiful and functional spaces for our members and attendees... they met the challenges of our budget and time constraints...Our folks continue to tell us how delightful it is to invite their friends to attend church with them in such light-filled, user-friendly space.


David J. McDaniel
Buckhead Church
North Point Ministries, Inc.

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