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Photo: Rasmus Norlander

A pictorial of Norway's Våler Church in Hedmark, Europe's largest wooden church and a tribute to sustainability. Read more

Design

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Designboom.com; Images by Dave Southwood

A look at 4 considerations and constraints of using shipping container architecture in design. Read more

Education

Churches rest in adaptive reuse spaces all across the country, and shipping containers fit the theme. Read more

Design

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All images: Tom Paule Photography

Design insight can often come from the "product" and culture of who hired you. Read more

Projects

New WhiteOUT system instantly switches from transparent to opaque. Read more

Design

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Tariff threat adds marginal uncertainty to architects' bidding. Read more

Education

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Image courtesy of Howe.

Four considerations for church seating, a critical area of design. Read more

Cover Stories

More than simple beauty, copper offers durability and environmental soundness for church structures and spaces. Read more

Design

A look at the benefits of wood products in churches and education space construction. Read more

Design

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

Harmony in design and mission helps Raleigh architectural firm garner design awards for downtown satellite campus. Read more

Historic Renovations

The Aeolian Sound Diffuser from Acoustics First creates a unique aesthetic while improving acoustics. The entire diffuser is asymmetric, with each edge designed to vary in height by less than the width between them, creating an implied symmetry. Read more

Design

The premier rigid core locking floor is designed to hide subfloor imperfections. Read more

Design

A growing church steps up to the needs of its community, fortified with materials worthy of Louisiana weather. Read more

New Build

Portland, Ore., architecture firm's project, St. Edward Catholic Church, garners Faith & Form/IFRAA International Award at AIA 2016, plus national Wood Works Award. Read more

New Build

A creative team draws heavily on local craftsmen, materials, and partnership in the design of Sacred Heart Cathedral of Kericho near Nairobi, Kenya, Africa. Read more

New Build

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Kyle Jeffers

A look at the durability and sustainability of a sampling of top products right for church projects. Read more

Design

The company offers up its latest brochure of decorative, wood grain finishes for architectural aluminum products. The brochure presents 14 finishes selected for Linetec's standard Gold Series palette. Read more

Design

Vertical retractable wall offers state-of-the-art acoustics with a 60 Sound Transmission Class (STC). Read more

Design

Strong, universally locking panels serve functional, aesthetic and acoustic needs of church spaces. Read more

Design

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