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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

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A Church.Design exclusive interview with a seasoned church AVL design expert. Read more

Cover Stories

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Despite one flat month in September, the AIA reports billings have remained positive for the past 12. Read more

News

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A Faith and Fitness Series, Part 1. God gives power and strength to his people (Psalm 68:35). Read more

Perspectives

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Frisco, Texas, church gains square footage, extra seating and expanded broadcast ability to lasso boost in engagement. Read more

Cover Stories

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The Board of Historic Fort Worth awarded Dallas' GFF Inc. for aesthetic and AVL upgrades at TCU's Robert Carr Chapel. Read more

Projects

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Minneapolis' Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum offers a place to rest in peace. Read more

Projects

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Images/art courtesy of Mantel Teter.

Five things to contemplate in the design or improvement of the church arrival experience. Read more

Perspectives

KWK Architects helps university in Kansas respond to input from students, parents and alumni. Read more

News

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Tax reform likely a net positive for worship space contractors. Read more

Education

Two Ohio churches merge, raising one message. Read more

New Build

Three key areas where churches' multisite operations and content benefit from concise design planning. Read more

Education

From humble beginnings, a Lakeland, Fla.-based church moves into a shopping mall-turned permanent home. Read more

News

In refugee camps, houses of worship serve as touchstones that offer grounding to uprooted lives. These structures can be reduced in design, made of affordable materials, and transported where needed. Read more

Cover Stories

From use in building structures to overall building performance, sustainable products see year-long growth in the worship sector, according to project-active church architects. A Church Designer exclusive report. Read more

Education

AEC peers disclose the big-picture lighting issues they encounter in modern church design. 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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