February 2020


Design creates opportunities to engage.

As a church designer, you do so much more than create buildings and spaces. You help your church clients get people through the doors, encourage them to stay and connect, and help them become immersed in worship. In short, your work helps people feel connection--as though they belong.

To this end, some of the tools you use are interior design, lighting, the highest-of-tech technology, and a genuine understanding of those who will occupy the spaces you create. You'll find all these topics addressed in this edition of Cover Stories, and more.


Carol Badaracco Padgett, Editor

This month's Cover Stories sponsored by: Hitachi


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Contributors Sharon and Peter Exley of Chicago's Architecture is Fun share expertise on reaching this all-important demographic. Read more

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Aesthetics, functionality, color and mood-setting are the top promises of architectural lighting for church spaces. Read more

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An architect and an interior designer share space-freshening ideas to help people linger, longer. Read more

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Church.Design's business reporter shares how to avoid profit loss. Read more

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All images by Jim Kumorek.

Sound and light take "immersive" to a new height at a broadcast church campus in the Carolinas. 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.