Provision Ministry Group and our family of ministries had the vision of launching a creative design studio that responds to the unique needs of the local church, through the redemption of people and place. They held a clear picture of a preferred future, one in which space could be designed as a form of architectural evangelism. This vision became reality in 2002 with the formation of Visioneering Studios, Inc. For 14 years, our collective of creatives at Visioneering Studios has served worship, non-profit and commercial clients by offering world-class, innovative solutions.
First, and foremost, at Visioneering Studios, we are storytellers; we are not just developers, designers, architects, and builders. But, the stories we tell are not our own. We feel commissioned to come alongside our partners who are the true visionaries and storytellers. They lead movements and organizations that have unique stories crafted by a unique people, place, and passion. Additionally, we are “well-diggers” rather than “temple-builders”, just as in the Biblical story in John 4, where the Samaritan woman meets Jesus at the well and receives the words of living water in a non-sacred place. It continues to be our privilege to come alongside many, on their journeys, to create Christ-centered communities where the lost and the least would feel at home seven days a week.
Originally established as a design firm, Visioneering Studios has steadily grown and now provides “look to launch” services that include architecture, development advisory services, master planning, architecture, interior design, real estate consulting, pre-construction, construction management, and turnkey design-build services, which may be provided directly, through our own family of companies, or through strategic relationships with others among our ministry partners. As we launch into the future, it is our vision and desire to bring all services within a comprehensive firm under the Visioneering Studios, Inc. (VSI) brand.
Our multi-disciplinary team, of nearly 50 Visioneers, has come together as a creative collective to deliver unique Envision.Design.Build projects for many types of client-partners. Through this multi-disciplinary team, we are licensed to perform architectural services in over forty states and general construction services in over thirty states. Our team of creatives remain poised to guide our ministry partners and organizations in their real estate, design, architectural, and construction needs.
Recently, Mel McGowan, with one additional design team member, has made the decision to join the design firm PlainJoe Studios. The family at Visioneering is thankful for Mel’s years of service, as an employee of VSI, and of his legacy as a founder of VSI. We prayerfully look forward to building upon that shared vision for years to come.
John Cissel, who presently serves as the President of Visioneering Real Estate, Inc., has agreed to lead VSI as its Chief Executive Officer. Bob Bergmann, formerly a Principal Designer with AECOM, the world’s largest architecture & engineering firm, and VSI’s second employee, will remain as Design Director of VSI. Bob will continue to provide design, planning and creative leadership to the team, as he has over the last 14 years. Danae Dougherty, VP of Architecture & Design, and Visioneer for 12 years, will continue to lead the design team.
We have had a special relationship with Visioneering Envision.Design.Build, Inc. (“VEDB”) for more than five years. As part of our multi-disciplinary team, VEDB will continue to lead our general construction management and services. John Parker, President of VEDB and former Disney Imagineer, James Cortez, Chief Financial Officer of VEDB, and Greg Ahmann, VP of Construction of VEDB, will continue to lead the construction services team.
Visioneering is entering into a new creative era of its vision to provide “dream-to-dedication-day” services for clients across the country, and the world, and maintain our mission to “design, develop and build destinations that lift the spirit…now and forever.”