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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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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

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

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

Cover Stories

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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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Custom-perforated metal panels offer visual and acoustical performance in church interior spaces. 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

In an AIA report where a billings score of 50 or higher reflects positive performance, the institutional sector--where church design fits in--achieves 50.6. Read more

Projects

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KWK Architects/TKDA

KWK Architects and TKDA design team create a student community space with application for church gathering spaces. Read more

Design

Santo Eccehomo Cathedral in Valledupar is Colombia's largest cathedral, and it was designed with sound in mind. Read more

Projects

Church.Design highlights three sustainable house-of-worship structures that snagged the IDA's Architecture Masterprize. Read more

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Vectorworks Architect named to “Best Business Tools 2019” list. The software allows designers to sketch, draw and model in a fully integrated BIM workflow. Read more

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Image courtesy of Architecture is Fun.

Does Diagon Alley at Universal Studios have application for themed church spaces? "Yes," say church design pros--and here are 10 reasons why. Read more

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Pristine audio quality and ideal aesthetics attributed to L-Acoustics Syva specification in Netherlands' Martinikerk. Read more

Projects

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Image: Juan Gomez, unsplash.com

Design with these tips in mind and share them with church clients in the path of the June-November 2019 cycle. 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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