9.SQUARE is committed to the 1% movement and has a goal of providing 20% of time devoted to community and pro bono design. This past year we had the pleasure of working with the Redemeed Christian Church of God Chosen Generation Parish. They have been in Rochester since 2005 renting out a room in a hotel, but have been growing as a parish and purchased some land on 14th Street NE.
The existing church building serves their needs very well but long term they have goals of community outreach, multipurpose spaces, education, and refurbishing the 60-year-old building. 9.SQUARE developed a design document to outline the next steps, renovation priorities, code and feasibility issues, and regulatory approvals.
This past Saturday the church celebrated the beginning of their long term vision implementation with a dedication service. It was a wonderful celebration and brought optimism and excitement to the anticipated growth of the parish.