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The Klingner Method for Nonprofits

We are enthusiastic about helping nonprofits thrive. To deliver innovative, accessible, and economical designs every time, Klingner follows this simple design process:

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Aligning the Salvation Army’s New Facility with their Vision

Moving closer to the community was a top priority for the Salvation Army. Klingner helped make this dream a reality by designing a building tailored to the organization’s current program and primed for future expansions.

  • Architecture developed the floorplan to accommodate ministry, meal, food pantry, and classroom services through strategic room placements and easily convertible spaces.
  • Structural engineering and site development prepared the building and grounds for two future expansions: a gymnasium and a larger chapel.
  • MEP incorporated LED lighting and low flow plumbing fixtures to decrease operational costs.
  • Interior design integrated the Salvation Army’s logo, mission, and branded colors throughout the facility to create a cohesive experience.

The finished structure is one that serves the Salvation Army’s current needs within their budget, giving them time to build up to their future goals.

See the full PROJECT

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Strengthening Communities

Talk to our experts

Joe Knochel

“Nonprofits play a vital role across the region.”

“We make absolutely certain that your project meets the organization’s day-to-day needs and the needs of those you serve. Accomplishing all of your goals doesn’t just benefit your organization – it sets your entire community up for success.”

Joe Knochel, PE
Chief Engineer
Macomb Precast

Plan Today; Build Tomorrow

Realize your nonprofit’s facility and site goals over time with a master plan and phased building approach.

Master plans guide and clarify your organization’s building objectives, better positioning it for potential grants and donations. They also allow you to build at your funding pace by focusing initial construction on spaces vital to your core services and breaking future expansions into manageable segments.

Generate Excitement

Sharing renderings is an excellent way to set your “ask” apart.

Our architectural designers can create photorealistic 3D models – available to clients as images or virtual reality links – to assist your donors, sponsors, and the community in visualizing your project. Often shared in conjunction with fundraising kickoffs, renderings and virtual reality experiences are an effective way to put your project in the spotlight.

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Interior of the Knox YMCA

Focused On Energy Efficiency

Constructing buildings that conserve our natural resources to the fullest extent possible not only makes philosophical sense, it makes economic sense, too.

Klingner regularly helps clients achieve financially-viable, sustainable designs that save money in long-term operating costs and create healthier environments. No matter the project, we actively look for ways to integrate energy efficiency wherever possible.

The Best of Both Worlds

For us, your facility isn’t just another project; it’s a vital resource for one of the many communities we serve. Work with a team that is capable and cares.

Learn More About Klinger

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We’re Local

We live and work in communities across the Midwest. With offices across Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois, our team can respond to your inspection, renovation, or new construction needs quickly.

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Multidisciplinary Expertise

Klingner has experts in every professional discipline required for your nonprofit project. This comprehensive, streamlined approach to design results in projects that are both affordable and efficient.

Kayla Fuller

Talk to a Nonprofit Expert About Your Project

Your organization deserves facilities that enhance your mission – not hinder it. Let’s discuss how we can build the facility you’ve always imagined.