August 2019

To some, the concept of church construction doesn't conjure up as much mystery as the process of design.

Yet, advances in construction tools and technologies are leaps ahead of what was possible, or at least in practice, a short time ago.

In this Cover Stories edition, we lead with a report on how buildings can now be built. Suddenly, construction is as mysterious—and amazing—as ever.


Carol Badaracco Padgett, Editor

Three experts weigh in on how design can help set up volunteers for replicable success. Read more

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As church models evolve from mega to multisite, systems monitoring can be done centrally. Read more

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In gathering spaces, intimate conversation is the goal. Talking without shouting and noise isolation from space to space are critical. Read more

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Technology is responding to and refueling construction innovation, with church design a lucky recipient. Read more

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Hosa CAT-625BK Cat 6 Cable

“Less wire overall, but it has to go more places. That’s the new model for cable now.” Read more

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Sam Grant Photo

Words of wisdom on church interior design from a co-founder of AIA Chicago's Firm of the Year. 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.