Monarch worked with the Columbia Friends Meeting (Quaker) congregation to design a modest worship space and fellowship area that blends into the surrounding central Columbia residential area. Environmentally-friendly design was a high prioritity and the congregation aims to achieve annual net-zero electric consumption. A shared parking agreement with the adjacent school, a well insulated wall assembly, high performing windows, south-facing roof area for solar panels and under-slab insulation all contribute to the building’s lighter ecological footprint. The master plan for the project included a church residence and future parking that might one day need to be constructed. By planning for these long-term possibilities, low-cost items, like conduit for future utilities and increased stormwater management, are accommodated in the first construction phase.
"...my experience with Adrienne and Danni FAR exceeded any prior interactions with architects... [they were] very responsive, extremely bright in terms of getting you what you want but also keeping in mind the complications certain designs can cause during construction...they seem to truly care about the project outcome...I would highly recommend Monarch."
"The folks at Monarch were very friendly and a joy to work with on our house plans. They are a talented group, and were able to turn our hodgepodge of ideas into something truly special. We would recommend them to anyone who wants to get creative, and build something unique."
"Monarch Architecture was extremely easy to work with and did a fantastic job designing our screened in porch. They listened to our ideas and kept with the architectural style of our historic home. We highly recommend Adrienne and her team."
"Adrienne and her team were able to take our Big Farm Goals and turn them into actions, with a visual representation of what it would look like if we followed through with our plans. To be able to see it on paper made our goals seem so much more attainable and organized! Adrienne was also able to guide us through talking with engineers and the county to make sure all of our goals fell in line with business and agriculture codes, which was very helpful!"