Stanton Dahl has been involved in the development of churches from the early stages of the establishment.

As a further development from the Christian School Sector, the Church Sector works to develop ongoing relationships within the community, working to provide facilities for many denominations and stand-alone places for worship.

We understand that the nature of church facilities is evolving to ensure continuing relevance and engagement with the community. Our aim is to provide flexible, comfortable and reflective worship environments that promote active engagement with each other and their God.

We have experience in developing designs that cater to a range of ages and cultures, such as the delivery of contemporary church spaces featuring multimedia solutions, through to traditional liturgical spaces suitable for the modern age. We realise that the design of church spaces needs to reflect the community and be representative of the congregation’s identity.

We value collaboration with clients and recognise that a deep understanding of a congregation’s values and vision will assist in the delivery of better design solutions. Our collaborative approach helps us to understand the needs of your community, enabling us to achieve thoughtful and long-lasting solutions.

Project delivery

Each segment has a unique set of requirements, but our Collective Ambition approach ensures we share all our insights and knowledge.

The brief

This is one of the most important elements of the project and is developed in collaboration with the client. Embodying the concept of Collective Ambition, the brief outlines the requirements and facilities, provides instruction, describes the interaction of spaces and much more.

Master plan

The Master Plan of the site is the descriptive interpretation of the Brief. It is an evolving document and requires flexibility of planning to respond to changing requirements.

Project control

Adherence to project management techniques ensure that budget, program, sustainability and quality targets are met. Clients are kept up to date during all stages of the process with reports provided at regular intervals.

Authorities’ approvals

We manage this stage efficiently and effectively to ensure the most expedient approval process, whether that is via a development consent or complying development path.

Documentation & quality assurance

It has always been our aim to ensure that our documentation provides good coverage of the works and thorough coordination of secondary consultants’ documents, all in accordance with our comprehensive quality assurance system.

Program & budget

Stanton Dahl are fully conversant and experienced in the financial constraints that apply to all projects. We pride ourselves on a long record of projects completed within time and budget, and we employ every endeavour to ensure the continuation of this record.

Other services

Stanton Dahl employ a broad range of staff beyond the expertise of architecture and project management, including in-house Access, Interior Design, and Bushfire consultancies. In addition, all our documentation is completed in 3D, enabling perspectives, fly-through animations and 3D virtual models to be produced if required.

Our experience

We’ve worked with over 50 faith communities to date.

Project Project Value Project period Completion date
St Augustine’s Church, Neutral Bay $1.9M 2012-2015 May 2015
Good Samaritan Catholic College $4.5M 2009-2011 December 2011
Kellyville Adventist Church $6M 2014-2016 TBA
Christ Church, St Ives $2.4M 2000-2003 April 2003
Christian City Church, Oxford Falls $5M 1995-1999 September 1999
Holy Family Catholic Parish, Menai $1.5M 1989-1990 December 1990

A few words…

The relationship and the process are equally as important as the final outcome.