December 5, 20193 Minutes

It wasn’t your typical groundbreaking at The Genesis Project in northeast Fort Collins. Brinkman Construction gathered with design partners and the congregation for a prayer to celebrate the groundbreaking of the church’s renovation and expansion at 400 South Link Lane. This expansion comes five years after the original 7,400-square-foot renovation of the building, also completed by Brinkman Construction, that revitalized the existing space into a church with reception area, worship platform, nursery, classrooms and storage areas.

This next phase will refresh the existing space and add a 9,300-square-foot multi-purpose space consisting of a sanctuary, indoor activities and event space, main entry, commercial kitchen and general office and meeting space. The current renovation and expansion was designed by Infusion Architects to help The Genesis Project accommodate a growing membership.

In his opening remarks Saturday, founder and lead pastor Rob Cowles described the vision for the new facility, “We are very excited to be breaking ground on a remodel of our current building and a new addition that will expand our capacity to serve our church family, our neighbors, and families in need in northeast Fort Collins. The addition of a gym and commercial kitchen will enable us to provide job and life skill training, recreation, community dinners, and much more. As a Community Life Center for Matthews House, this will greatly increase the programs they are able to offer families as well. We are grateful for this opportunity and excited to be working with Brinkman Construction once again.”

“Church design is every architect’s dream,” commented Infusion Architects associate Chad Arthur. “We’re honored to be involved in this faith-based work and have the opportunity to contribute to The Genesis Project’s mission.”

Having worked on four projects together in recent years, the long-standing relationship between Brinkman Construction and Infusion Architects makes for a seamless collaboration on this project.

“We’re grateful to not only have the opportunity to partner with Genesis again on this expansion, but also work hand-in-hand with our long-time partners, Infusion, throughout design and construction” said Jim Ciesla, president and CEO of Brinkman Construction. “We’re inspired by The Genesis Project team and their commitment to authenticity and are excited to bring their vision for this new facility to life.”

The renovation and expansion is scheduled to complete in November of 2020 and the current space will remain open to the congregation throughout construction.