The Building Committee recently completed our "re-convening meeting" for the two architectural finalist firms that presented their proposal to us in October.
The winning firm is Locus Architects of Minneapolis, Minnesota and will now enter into Contract agreement with Council.
Both firms were fully qualified and presented high quality presentations with their views and creative ideas in addressing our Request for Proposal (RFP) for improvements to our church. The Building Committee vote was as close as humanly possible with the selected firm winning by just a single vote, 6-5.
Concurrently, the FLC Organ RFP will be going through its assessment and selection. We are anticipating a selection for Organ by the new year if not just after.
The Committee is in a somewhat "downtime" right now with all the Advent and Christmas activities taking place at church this month; however, I can assure you that Locus Architects and their local affiliate will be in contact with FLC leadership and Locus does WANT to involve you and hear your voice and ideas/input. They, and we, both feel this is a vital point and have planned accordingly. More to follow on this later.
As a reminder, we continue to receive suggestions for building improvements in the main areas of Nave, Narthex, welcoming and outside community appeal as well as the obvious issues of our roof and carpeting. We also are aware of the temperature situation in the Sanctuary and even though this particular RFP action described above is strategic-in-nature for future building enhancements, we realize that the word "building" is in our committee name and your concerns have a path to Church leadership through us and the Church Council. Please keep your voice engaged by talking with any of the Committee members.
Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year…see you in January.
Tom Schamberger, Chair
Pr. Steve Knudson
Tom Olmstead Gordon Epping Beth Morrissey Brett Wolgast Jenny Schultz Marj Grimm Dick Johnson John Hall
Melanie Olson Louanne Neville
Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
- Proverbs 19:21