Bill Fuller Architect

"Listen to the client".


How the design process works.

1.  Programming.  This is the most important of  all phases of the process.  During this phase  the owner, with the help of Bill Fuller, identifies the scope of the work that is to be  done.

2.  Site Analysis.  Bill Fuller will study the site for  major points of vehicular and pedestrian egress.  Prevailing breezes, sun angles,  views (good and bad), topography, existing  structures,  foliage and circulation patterns are considered.

3.  Master Planning.  All facilities should have a master plan.  As the facility grows this plan must be revised and updated to meet the current needs of the church family.

4.  Budget.  With the help of Bill Fuller the church establishes the budget.

5.  Schematic Design.  With the information in the program, site analysis, master plan, and budget Bill Fuller will create the concept of the building.

6.  Design Development.  In this phase all the building systems are conceived, taking into consideration the way each affects the other and blending them to produce the architecture.

7.  Construction Documents.  The sizing of all of the building systems occurs in this phase, including all of the necessary details.  The specifications are also completed in this phase. The owner is now ready to build.

8.  Bidding or Negotiation.  With the help of Bill Fuller, the owner will select the contractor at this phase.

9. Contract Administration.  During the construction of the project Bill Fuller will advise the owner of the project and perform the other contractual duties.

During all of these phases it should be known that  Computer Aided Drafting & Design is one of the tools used by Bill Fuller to produce the most accurate documents possible, completed by the earliest date. In his twenty-five years of experience, Bill Fuller has found that following this methodology produces the best product with the least amount of confusion.


Acoustical Considerations

The matter of acoustics is vital in a sanctuary.  Bill Fuller feels so strongly about this that he, unlike other architects, includes an acoustical analysis in his standard fee.  Only by a serious and thorough analysis can the architect shape the spaces for the most perfect acoustical qualities. Bill Fuller works closely with Memphis Sound Lab in responding architecturally to their analysis of the design.

Lighting Considerations 

Lighting is of equal importance to sight lines, finishes and acoustics, to success of a worship space. Lighting in the congregation area should be soft and free of glare. Dimmers should be encouraged to offer a variety of sanctuary functions. The highest lighting level should be adequate for reading hymnals and bibles. The color value of lighting should also be used to help create a cheerful and enthusiastic atmosphere, with warm tones preferable. Lighting at the pulpit and choir should be down-light type. Theatrical lights should also be provided. Dimmers should be used to feature this area when required. Lighting design is a function of required foot candles, ceiling height and number, arrangement and type of light fixture.