Recently, r.o.i. Design was interviewing with Kentwood Community Church for the opportunity to help them design their new Wyoming satellite. We were invited by elevate Studio (*) to partner with their firm for this project. During the interview, we heard ourselves describing our work in church design.
” r.o.i. Design is known for hospitality and retail design. We describe our work for resorts as a collaboration with owners to create places that rest, restore and inspire.
We have been asked to design many other kinds of places. Businesses come to us because of their desire to make the workplace a more natural and appealing place, to enhance team performance.
Designing places of worship is a natural progression from hospitality and workplace; creating appealing places that inspire and support personal change. It is the ultimate retail design, motivating visitors to make choices that can change their lives”
r.o.i. Design has been privileged to work with several churches and religious organization in our community, including but not limited to, Mars Hill Bible Church, Apostolic Christian Church on Thornapple River Dr, United Methodist Conference, Springhill Camp, Life Stream Church(**) and now Crossroads Church in Imperial, Nebraska and Kentwood Community Church/Wyoming Campus.
r.o.i. Design, incorporated in 1993, formerly was the design department of Designers Workshop, an AWI custom architectural wood shop who had made furniture for worship and public space environments. We worked with a variety of architectural firms to create designs that enhanced their designs of spaces.
(*) Elevate Studio, Steve Fridsma and Jim VanderMolen, Principals. Both Steve and Jim were formally of Progressive Architecture where they headed the Religious and Church Design Division.
(**) Life Stream Church engaged r.o.i. Design as design leads for the remodeling of the former Allendale Middle School. For more photos of that project please click here.