tsheffield wrote:In my building, a Heritage building, the standard 3 to 4 ward building being built for the last 5 or more years...
mkmurray wrote:I wonder if there is a way we could know the names of the common building layouts and what they look like (just generically, not like an official blueprint or anything)?
Interestingly enough, there is a new set of wiki pages regarding DTA physical facilities stuff for the different Areas of the Church. (DTA = Director of Temporal Affairs, pretty much as high in the non-ecclesiastical organization as you can go for a paid Church employee, as you report directly to the Presiding Bishopric at that point).
Anyway, these wiki pages are building out a collection of PDF files of each stake within each area. It appears to be an organized survey of all the physical facilities of the Church (in North America for now). The interesting part is trying to parse what the information boxes mean by each building. I have been able to identify the following pieces of data in those boxes:
- Some kind of physical facility ID number
- The name of the building layout (i.e., Heritage, Legacy, etc.)
- Year the building finished construction
- Address and City
- The names of the units meeting in the building (and also some fraction indicating how many units are currently meeting in the building and what the maximum number of units meeting can be)
Pretty interesting stuff to look at (especially to see stuff like land plots the Church holds for planned future buildings; also interesting is that we had some ward name changes in our stake as of just a few weeks ago, and they are all correct and current in my stake's PDF file). Anyway, I brought this up because of the discussion regarding names given to the different meetinghouse layouts.
Here is the top-most wiki page for this project when you can start your drill-down navigation into your respective area: https://tech.lds.org/wiki/index.php/DTA_Planning