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Architect Jack DeBartolo, FAIA, shares the simple design intentions behind an Arizona church's sacred connection space. Read more

Projects

Architects, designers and consultants provide the first steps to an all-inclusive worship community. Read more

Education

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Image: LS3P Associates

Designers help churches invite their communities indoors and out--comfortably, safely and economically. Read more

Cover Stories

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All images: The Adams Group

A North Carolina church’s design, inspired by the reclamation of an old barn, breathes new life into its neighbors. Read more

Cover Stories

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Unsplash.com; Austin Distel

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

Cover Stories

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Oveck

A Mankin Media design includes a three-hang L-Acoustics Kara(i) system to cover Franklin Avenue Baptist's now 3,500 seats. Read more

Projects

What do you do about that support column? The good news, many architectural challenges aren't insurmountable. Read more

Education

How do we protect the religious cultural legacies that dot our landscapes worldwide? We get involved. Read more

Cover Stories

Can the essential structure of Notre-Dame be restored to its Gothic glory? A look at the role of modern stonemasons and artisans. Read more

Education

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Notre-Dame de Paris, images by Andre Cohen

I was in the kitchen, mincing garlic for a tomato sauce, when I heard my Frenchman exclaim, “non !” Read more

Cover Stories

Rock Church's City Heights campus in San Diego is designed to embrace natural light and glass in a video venue ... that used to be a car lot. Read more

Adaptive Reuse

There are four puzzling areas that come up over and over in church design. Here's how two seasoned designers solve them. Read more

Cover Stories

Long-range masterplanning helps First Baptist Dallas deliver a downtown gathering destination. Read more

Projects

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Images: domusstudio architecture

In 2007 fire engulfed Malibu Presbyterian Church, immersing its structure in flames in less than five minutes. Read more

Projects

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Unsplash.com; Harry Cunningham

Every commercial-type facility you design needs public bathrooms. In 2019, what does that look like for church design? Read more

Perspectives

The sanctuary of an historic church in the city’s Museum District gets revitalized audio. Read more

Adaptive Reuse

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EMMALEE_SCHAUMBURG

For the first time in years, growth in institutional construction activity is projected to exceed its commercial counterparts. Read more

News

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Photo by Liz Dutton.

The AIA's Interfaith Design knowledge community announces its 2019 International Awards and Conover Award programs. Read more

Education

Even in a space not friendly to amplified sound, worshippers need to hear every word. Read more

News

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Auralex Acoustics

Church ceilings are the crux of many acoustical issues, but there are ways designers can manage the idiosyncrasies. Read more

Cover Stories

  • 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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