April 2018

CD April 2018


Design is not a series of disparate elements. Change one thing and you affect another. And this is a concept your church clients may not necessarily grasp without your counsel.

In writer Dan Daley's Up-to-the-Task Audio Systems, source Nick Dressler of Clearwing Systems Integration finds, “We get many churches coming to us and saying they need a new sound system, [but] what they really needed was a new set of microphones, or else they had systems that had never been properly tuned."

Likewise, in cases of extremely wide seating configurations, new LED video walls have required supplementation with secondary LCD screens so people sitting off-axis could see, reports Ford AV's Mike Jarnagin in LED Display Design Smarts.

From audio to video to seating—to anything, really—every element of design is connected, as you will rediscover in this April edition of Cover Stories.


Carol Badaracco Padgett

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Both browser-based and from the app store, check out this list of 14 excellent app options. Read more

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Church loudspeaker upgrades need to be part of a larger strategic process, experts say. Read more

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Images courtesy of di loreto Architecture.

A Portland, Ore., practice renovates important sacred space for local Catholic community. Read more

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Image courtesy of Howe.

Four considerations for church seating, a critical area of design. Read more

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While LED video walls are in high client demand, keep in mind these important considerations. Read more

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At San Antonio's Cornerstone Church, children learn in spaces surrounded not by four walls but by Noah's Ark. Read more

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Church.Design wants to hear about faith-based building projects that both stand out architecturally and help to fulfill a ministry need.