Hamilton Hills Baptist Church Addition Blog Feature
Josh Gregoire

By: Josh Gregoire on January 24, 2014

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Hamilton Hills Baptist Church Addition

The Aspen Group Architecture process takes a project through a collaborative process with the design team and an established network of subcontractors that creatively solve construct-ability issues before they arise. Hamilton Hills Baptist Church in Fishers, Ind. experienced the benefits of this team approach first-hand.

During the Feasibility process, Aspen Group architects had created a conceptual design for the church’s children’s ministries addition. It was now time to turn that plan into a constructible facility.

The design required extensive interior theming to create a bright, engaging space children would love. As the interior plan solidified, the Aspen team realized the various lighting elements would require an extensive electrical plan; one that would involve several meetings with a local electrical contractor to ensure no elements would be overlooked and the church’s budget met.

The solid relationship between the contractor and the Aspen team, as well as the church’s willingness to follow Aspen’s lead, allowed the complex plan to be reviewed and improved during Architecture, saving the church time and money in Construction.

The Architecture process successfully joined the original design intentions with a constructible building just for kids. The in-floor LED lights, whimsical fixtures, and fiber optic ceiling and mural lighting integrate into the complete design to create an environment children are eager to visit and disappointed to leave.

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About Josh Gregoire

Josh Gregoire serves as Associate Director of Development at Aspen Group. Since he joined Aspen in 2004 he has had roles in design, construction, IT, marketing, project development, and currently, business development. He is often the first point of contact for churches who are considering a church facility renovation or new building project. His experiences at Aspen and in pastoral ministry have prepared him to come alongside church leaders and help them navigate the earliest conversations and stages of a facility project. Josh also serves as the Discipleship Pastor in his home church, providing vision and leadership for ministries such as Small Groups, First Impressions (hospitality), and Next Steps. He has also served as his denomination’s District Sunday School and Discipleship Ministry Chair, and he continues to provide coaching and training to leaders and volunteers in these areas as needed. He and his wife Missy are raising two kids.