Central Reformed Church

Central Reformed Church

Central Reformed Church had outgrown their existing building over the past few years.  ETHOS Design Group was engaged to provide Site & Building Master Planning at their current site.  One of the most significant challenges was improving or overcoming the substantial Accessibility challenges, including: vertical circulation and replacing non-ADA compliant ramps with stairs and an elevator.  The Church also needed staff offices, adding recreational space and providing more classrooms.

Phase One: 2,202 SF

Phase Two: 19,690 SF

Project Team:

Tim Olson, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP: Project Architect

Heather Culbertson, CAD Technician

Kevin Stromert, Intern Architect

Rebecca Cantrall, Interior Designer

Garden & Associates

Charles Saul Engineering

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Waukee United Methodist Church

Waukee United Methodist Church

Waukee United Methodist Church has outgrown their current facility and purchased 8.71 acres on the South side of Waukee in hopes of creating a new home reflecting their ministry’s purpose.  ETHOS Design Group was selected to assist with Site & Building Master Planning of their new site to help in fund raising efforts.  A master plan was developed for phased construction of a new facility to meet their current and future needs and to serve as a beacon to the community.

Phase One: 30,835 SF

Phase Two: 23,093 SF

Project Team:

Tim Olson, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP: Project Architect

Heather Culbertson, CAD Technician

Kevin Stromert, Intern Architect

Bishop Engineering

Stecker-Harmsen

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St. Patrick's Catholic Church

St. Patrick's Catholic Church

St. Patrick’s Parish had outgrown its 18,000 SF facility and the congregation decided to start a new campus on the east side of Council Bluffs.  This Master Planning effort illustrates a first phase and second phase.

Phase One:  33,700 SF

Phase Two:   20,800 SF

Design Team: 

Tim Olson, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP: Project Manager / Project Architect

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Covenant Reformed Church

Covenant Reformed Church

Central Reformed Church was started by a group formerly known as First Independent Reformed Church of Pella.  They broke ground for a new facility in August of 1999 and occupied their new facility in 2001.

Completion Date: 2001

Project Size: 24,000

Project Cost: $3.1M

Project Team:

Tim Olson, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP: Project Manager / Project Architect with FEH

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Pleasantville Baptist Church

Pleasantville Baptist Church

Pleasantville Baptist Church currently occupies an old school building.  Rent is cheap but utilities are astronomical.  With a tight budget, Pleasantville Baptist approached ETHOS Design Group to design a new facility including offices, classrooms, a nursery, and worship space.  Project Manager and Architect Tim Olson brought contractors and consultants in early allowing for a controlled, accurate and low cost estimate.  ETHOS Design Group also provided Interior Design services including finishes and furniture.  The church completed construction in the Fall of 2015 with a $69 per SF cost.

Completion Date:  Fall 2015

Project Size:   13,680 SF

Project Cost: $950,000

Project Team: 

Tim Olson, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP: Project Manager / Project Architect

Kevin Stromert, Intern Architect

Rebecca Cantrall, Interior Designer

Larry Elwood Construction

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Iowa Conference Center of the United Methodist Church

Iowa Conference Center of the United Methodist Church

A new conference center for the Iowa Conference of the United Methodist Church. Included offices for the Iowa Conference Bishop and Episcopal Staff, Conference Foundation, Council on Ministries and the Des Moines District, and camping ministry.  Offices, Conference Facilities for 120 people, Chapel, Various Meeting Rooms for staff and visitors.

Completion Date:  January 2005

Project Size:   30,000 SF

Cost: $4.6M

Project Team: 

Tim Olson, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP: Principal-in-Charge / Project Manager / Project Architect with SVPA

Charles Saul Engineering

Baker Group

Biermann Electric

The Weitz Company

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Third Reformed Church

Third Reformed Church

A new 850 seat worship space designed for both traditional and contemporary worship experiences, with a relocated pipe organ and stage for praise band, and 3 projection screens under the pipe organ chambers. Offices, kitchen, nursery and classrooms. The lower level walkout provides 6 large classrooms and youth room.

Completion Date:  1998

Project Size:   42,000 SF

Cost: $4.8M

Project Team:

Tim Olson, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP: Project Architect with FEH

Farris Engineering

Merit Construction

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