b'Brian, known as The Homeless Architect, has designed over 90 rescue mission projects across the country. Brian served on the Citygate Network board for seven years and is cofounder and chairman of the board for Maui Rescue Mission. He was also chairman of the board for two other rescue missions and was the executive director of Santa Barbara Rescue Mission. He lives with his wife in Santa Ynez, California. Contact him at brian@rbnarchitect.com.More windows and sunlightMaximizing indoor-outdoor space Throughout the pandemic, weve been remindedIndoor-outdoor, multiuse areas have many bene-of the importance of ventilation and fresh air infits, so be sure to intentionally add them into preventing diseases. Be sure to incorporate manyyour design plans. Consider adding a sheltered functional windows into your building design.outdoor space with partial enclosures as an addi-Of course, inner-city ministries may not havetional gathering space. More options include: the same opportunities to obtain land as do min-Porches.istries in less-populated areas, but if you canPatios.Courtyards. The flexibility of outdoor options and mobilePrayer pavilions.outreach creates great opportunities for Pergolas. collaboration and avoids many of the spatial Outdoor walkways. concerns brought about by COVID19.Playgrounds and picnic tables.Community gardens with benches. purchase a large enough parcel, you might considerThe key to maximizing your space for effective orienting the building on a 45-degree angle. Thisministry in a post-COVID-19 world is dreaming ensures the sun will hit all sides of the buildingoutside the building. The flexibility of outdoor every day. It will allow you to have the most naturaloptions and mobile outreach creates great oppor-sunlight, which studies show may inactivate thetunities for collaboration and makes the most of COVID-19 virus on surfaces.your space and resources. \x03Photos courtesy of Maui Rescue Mission32 WWW.CITYGATENETWORK.ORG JULY/AUGUST 2021'