stonebridge christian church

churches are the obvious Third place (space) in most of our communities.

GMH By Design will help you to create that identity

Conceptual Elevations of The Retreat - Cabin Architecture

stonebridge christian church – omaha

This church in Omaha Nebraska had an existing building in which the main entrance faced away from the access road and movement of potential congregation members.

The design intent focused on reorienting the church entrance to face the “front” of the site. This provides an identifiable front door and better secures the children’s ministry areas.

The existing front lawn is utilized, during the summer as a venue for concerts, picnics, and a great place to watch fireworks on July 4th.

*Services provided while employed at Visioneering Studios.

Downhill Side of The Retreat - Cabin Architecture
Front Porch of The Retreat - Cabin Architecture
Unfinished Interior of The Retreat - Cabin Architecture


  • Programming
  • Conceptual Design
  • Architectural Services

project information:

  • Location: Omaha, NE
  • Started: Summer 2010
  • Completed: Spring 2011

building information:

  • Added large commons space
  • Children’s play silo
  • Pedestrian collector and landscaping improvements
cabin architecture – context

GMH By Design believes that a projects context is as important as any of the clients needs. This means each and every one of our projects takes the location of the project into consideration; local as well as the actual property itself.

cabin architecture – comfort

GMH By Design is all about the comfort of our clients with the final project. For most, a remodel, addition, or new building will be one of the most expensive purchases they make. In the case of The Retreat, the client wanted to double the size of the original cabin while at the same time maintaining the feel of a secluded cabin.

cabin architecture – retreat

The definition of retreat is a place of privacy or safety. The intent of GMH By Design when designing The Retreat was to provide just that a place for the client to rest, relax, and enjoy their privacy in a safe comfortable place.