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Chroma-Q’s Vista and Inspire chosen as lighting components for Louisiana church new build. Read more

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New additions are part of Armstrong Total Acoustics portfolio, providing sound blocking and sound absorption. Read more

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The American Institute of Architects' Interfaith Design Group is accepting entries for the 2020 Edward S. Frey Award. Read more

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With the help of Mantel Teter architects, a Missouri church with a history of meeting in multiple locations gets a permanent space to call home. Read more

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Image: Chuck Bennett

An iconic glass landmark gets new life as a multi-language spiritual center. Read more

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A Texas church's staff chooses a design-build AVL contractor for the tech portion of its new build. Read more

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Unsplash.com; Austin Distel

How a generation is redefining church culture and influencing design. Read more

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Three epic elements in American house of worship design are in action at the Deep Ellum neighborhood near Dallas. Read more

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Leading designers share the up-and-coming key elements in modern church space design. Read more

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The 2019 international conference and expo from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) promises to convene the world's largest collection of experts in sustainable design and building. Read more

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A church design industry reporter shares on the hype surrounding 3D printing, what's actually now coming to pass, and what the future may hold. Read more

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Dream City Church, debartolo architects; image: Roehner + Ryan

An architectural design leader reports on worship-critical natural light, and how it plays a vital role in the symphony of human senses. Read more

Cover Stories

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Lord of Hosts, Omaha, NE; Mantel Teter

Large or small, lobbies enable newcomers and regulars alike to be comfortable, social and to delve into their church communities. Read more

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A glimpse at an award-winning sanctuary, designed as "a positive energy in the chaotic city" of Fuzhou in China's Fujian province. Read more

Projects

A renovation project morphs former West Nashville United Methodist Church into an event venue for weddings, corporate functions, fundraising and music. Read more

Projects

Voting to close Nov. 1, 2019, for 14th annual awards, with Vectorworks' Architect product making a strong showing. Read more

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Texas Rangers Stadium, Arlington, Texas; Carol Badaracco Padgett

At the National Association of Church Design Builders (NACDB) 2019 meeting at the Texas Rangers Stadium, new players and new ideas stepped up to the plate. Read more

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Design consultants and architects are valuable allies for churches in the quest for the right real estate. Read more

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Charis Bible College, Woodland Park, CO

College tech staff and AV design firm team up on new-build venue in Woodland Park, Colo., reaching for peak AV performance. Read more

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Mid-century modern resonates for comfort, familiarity and timeless appearance--ideal design attributes for church gathering spaces. Read more

Education

  • Watermark Church

    Peter A. Calvin ©2011 Peter A. Calvin

    Watermark Church

    Watermark Community Church, Dallas, Texas, for Omniplan Architects

  • Watermark Church

    Peter A. Calvin ©2011 Peter A. Calvin

    Watermark Church

    Watermark Community Church, Dallas, Texas, for Omniplan Architects

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    Peter A. Calvin ©2013 Peter A. Calvin

    Watermark Children's Center

  • Watermark Church

    Peter A. Calvin ©2011 Peter A. Calvin

    Watermark Church

    Watermark's pond is just 18 inches deep, yet a trapdoor system allows for the water to be made deeper so people can wade in to their waists for baptismal ceremonies.

  • Watermark Church

    Peter A. Calvin ©2011 Peter A. Calvin

    Watermark Church

    The earth-toned interior color palette features basic materials such as wood and brick, inviting people to cocoon, linger and learn.

  • Watermark Church

    Peter A. Calvin ©2011 Peter A. Calvin

    Watermark Church

    While many church projects have a goal of positioning the building so it can be seen by passersby, Watermark worked with architect Omniplan on a focus of quality rather than quantity. Its outdoor resting and gathering places are quiet and removed from the hustle and bustle of nearby roadways.

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