“No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.”
— Hebrews 12:11


Vanman Architects and Builders, Inc. is committed to using our God-given talents to serve Him and our clients. Our mission is to provide our customers with quality architectural and construction services in a professional manner.

Our track record as private school architects embodies our loyalty to serve Him by producing quality environments for those furthering their education through faith-based learning. Learn more about our values by contacting us and getting a jump start on your project.


At Vanman Architects and Builders, our focus is your school’s mission. Our team of private Christian school designers listens to the educational leaders and places a high priority on each school’s vision of the future, teaching methods and budget.

This partnership between your administrative leaders and our architects allows us to approach several design possibilities for our clients to review. This teamwork leads to an advantageous learning environment and a world of possibility for the students to thrive in.

Our architectural staff does their research to ensure we are keeping the tradition and history of the school alive. It is our hope, through teamwork and respect towards each other, that we can collaborate on a space that’s best for both the student body and teachers.


Construction services like the design-build method, general contracting and construction management are all potential avenues your school may choose to explore — and we do them all.

We have been in the design-build business since 1957. This has allowed us to grow our network of reputable contractors who can navigate any issues that arise during the construction process.

Partnering with Vanman also offers several other advantages:

  • Smooth transition from design to construction
  • One contact person
  • Accurate cost estimates early in project development

These perks enable us to keep your project within the established time and cost parameters.


Our architectural and construction staffs begin to collaborate as soon as the evaluation process starts. They work together to find a price for the project.

Communication among our architects and our project managers is routine. They achieve the highest value for every project by interacting about the selection of materials, installation details and structural systems.

Completing a building on budget will greatly enhance its success in meeting educational goals. This makes working within the allocated budget one of our top priorities.



Crown College was in need of a multi-functional athletic facility that could house competition as well as large group gatherings. The challenge was to construct this new facility while seamlessly blending the architecture and appearance with the existing buildings on campus.


We had the pleasure of relocating St. Francis Xavier School to its new 30-acre site in Buffalo, Minnesota. The 15-month project included construction of classrooms for preschoolers through 8th grade and a 600-seat gymnasium.


Contact us today to see how we can help your
private Christian school.