With five months until the first planned conference, Building Specialists, Inc was hired to transform former college campus dorms, into a comfortable modern retreat for pastors of all faiths. This existing facility contained traditional dorm construction with jack-and-jill baths and no spaces for casual gatherings.
BSI’s design called for a total remodel allowing for separate full ADA baths with each guest room, new finishes, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing through-out. BSI completely remodeled and upgraded the existing dining hall to accommodate other functions such as receptions and large meetings. The kitchen was redesigned and updated to handle the catering needs of a conference center with energy efficient appliances installed. An additional building was re-purposed into a recreational room with sitting areas and a fireplace, all with an inviting country feel. From design to completion, Building Specialists transformed over 20,000 sqft within the clients five months time frame, in time for the first scheduled conference.
Architect: Jeff Wood – Rife + Wood