Architect Selection -Guide the community in locating and identifying potential architects. Take a leadership role in determining the criteria for evaluating, interviewing and selecting an architect.
Catechesis- Impart the community with an understanding of religious architectural history, liturgical history, liturgical space, furnishings, art and their relationship to the liturgy of the Church today.
Community Goal Identification-Identify, in collaboration with the community, the parish goals for the project. Parish goals then become a guiding statement for use by all those involved in the project. Collaboration with other Professionals-Assist the architect and other project professionals as required to ensure that liturgical elements have been incorporated into the design solution. Ensure that all sacraments and rites celebrated in the community are given equal consideration during the design process.
Procurement of Original Furnishings and Ritual Objects -Work with the community in locating and obtaining furnishings and ritual objects for the celebration of the liturgy that are appropriate for the worship space. These items may include, but are not limited to, baptismal font, ambo, cross, tabernacle, processional cross, vessels, ambry, devotional images and Stations of the Cross. Likewise, providing assistance the community in developing a budget for these items is included.
Artist Location – Collaborate with the community in locating artists and craftspeople to provide the devotional art appropriate for your space ensuring that it meets the requirements of the liturgy and the guiding statement developed by the community.
Ritual Ceremonies-Aid the community in planning “leave‑taking” rituals for the departure from the existing worship space, the Rite of Dedication for the completion of the renewed space, and other rituals to ease the transition to the new worship space.
Care Taking Review-The Hutchinson Group will return to the worship space at prescribed times during the first year of use. We will closely observe the use of the space and provide a written review suggesting ways how the new space can more effectively used.