We design for the engineering needs of community gathering spaces. Our experience includes creating religious spaces to baptize babies; large halls with stages to host local auctions, markets, or concerts; and teaching spaces for children or adults. Each space requires flexibility to alternate between small and large group use, so a clear, wide-open structural design is important to many of our clients.
Specialized lighting and AV requirements are also key for some clients who need spotlighting for sanctuaries in one corner and administrative space in another. Arrow knows how to turn these requirements into welcoming spaces that act as the hub for community members to gather and celebrate local events.
We have also designed complex environments like homeless shelters that require sleeping spaces and offices, as well as kitchen and dining areas. These spaces, though separate, must still maintain a feeling of security and comfort for both employees and occupants throughout. The functionality of the structural, electrical, and mechanical designs is important for such spaces to keep costs down as organizations grow and change in the future. Our designs have to work, and include some flexibility, from the first time they’re built.