Building Transition Updates
In 2013, the congregation entered into discussion about the possible sale of the Ranchlands facility through an intentional congregational renewal process. In 2016, the Ranchlands building was sold to the Muslim Association of Canada, and the Calgary congregation relocated to Lion's Village at 2528 Bowness Rd. NW as a temporary location.
A Facility Planning Team has been established to help facilitate this transition, and the congregation has entered into an acquisition process as it seeks to relocate to a new space.
This purpose of this page is twofold:
As of Monday, September 25, 2017, the Property Team has transitioned from the completion of Step 2: Engage Architect to the beginning stages of Step 3: Review Models following our first meeting with the architects. The architects are in the process of reviewing the results of our original needs analysis (feel free to refresh your memory by watching the video on the right side of your screen) and within roughly four weeks we should have conceptual designs that visually represents our needs analysis results.
What is the purpose of this conceptual design?
The Property Team believes it is important to put together conceptual designs barring any spatial constraints that might present themselves during the property search. In other words, the architects will take the results of our needs analysis and put together a design that directly represents the wishes of the congregation without a specific space in mind.
How can we have a design without a space in mind?
The purpose of conceptual designs without spatial constraints provides transparency and cohesion across the board. Designs will be presented to the congregation prior to the property search in order to ensure that all members are aware - and in approval of - potential design elements that could ultimately end up in the final design.
With a conceptual design in-hand, the Property Team will then work with the architects and realtors to put together a wish-list prior to the property search. This will help us to eliminate properties that don't meet our minimum requirements prior to spending time touring.
We are excited to have begun Step 3 in our acquisition process, and we thank you for your continued support and attentiveness. Please don't hesitate to contact anyone on the Property Team should a question arise.
Other questions? Contact Parker Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Information and Documents
Building Transition Survey Results