January 2018

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Connecting with churches

When you work with church clients, odds are you’ll have the experience of scratching your head from time to time. The reason is because churches and church boards are not like other commercial clients, businesses or corporations.

Churches are owned and managed by people who don’t operate according to traditional business standards. It’s like church leaders, technical team leaders and their buildings are one in the same. They’re intertwined, sentient, and the mission is intensely personal. And rightly so.

Our debut issue of Church.Design leads with the feature “Landing the AVL Design Job.” It’s apropos because AEC professionals, consultants and integrators need to know what churches are thinking and what matters to them if they are to hit the mark, make a connection, and get the job.


Carol Badarraco Padgett

A seasoned journalist and longtime Church Designer contributor, Carolyn Heinze, reports on the modern significance of the sacred space wonders of Paris, her city of residence. Read more

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Four seasoned church technical directors list the top criteria they use in choosing an AVL dealer, contractor or consultant. Read more

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A comprehensive plan for outreach-oriented Brookhaven Church in McKinney, Texas, is set into motion. Read more

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Latest economic reports and indicators show business conditions continue to reflect healthy construction market leading into 2018. Read more

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A phased, adaptive re-use church project maintains design consistency and incorporates technology throughout. 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.