ST. BARNABAS ON THE DESERT EPISCOPAL CHURCH
MASTER PLAN, MUSIC BUILDING, AND CAMPUS IMPROVEMENTS

PARADISE VALLEY, ARIZONA

On its 50th anniversary, the parish initiated a strategic plan for the next 50 years. Together with the stakeholders, we evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of the existing 10 acre campus, researched alternatives, engaged parish members to identify needs for now and future generations, and formulated goals, priorities and phasing. The resulting plan includes a new music building, expanded parish hall, book store, and renovations to the sanctuary, administrative areas and education buildings.

The new buildings embrace the facade of the historic sanctuary and form a desert courtyard that unites the activities of the parish. Shaded colonnades, terraces, and water cool and enliven the community space.

"Aside from designing wonderful grounds, buildings and interiors, Knoell & Quidort’s participation in the strategic planning process made us aware of possibilities we had not previously considered."—Don Bivens, Senior Warden (President of the Board)

"We started with dreams for the future and identified certain needs and hopes. In a highly participatory planning process, Hugh’s thoughtful leadership and vision brought us to a special place where we could belong, grow and get involved in the future. Working with Knoell & Quidort, we have created at St. Barnabas the spaces for what the urban sociologist Ray Oldenburg has termed ‘a great good place’."—Rev. Philip L. Carlson

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