January 2019


The past year has this editor thinking about how events in the world steer design, and how sometimes design steers what's possible in the world.

In "Design Intervention: Fireproofing Churches," design is definitely in response mode. In "Top Church Design Trends for 2019," the same shows itself to be true, but with design in the driver's seat where advances in digital technology are reshaping the built environment.

There is and always has been a push-pull effect. Like a current in a river, design is never static, always shifting. And this is apparent in church design leading into 2019.

Lighting design propels Action Church's broadcast site in Winter Park, Fla. Read more

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Auralex Acoustics

Church ceilings are the crux of many acoustical issues, but there are ways designers can manage the idiosyncrasies. Read more

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Texas pro AV supplier defines "buying experience" as far more than just the purchase. Read more

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Schaumburg Photography

How will 2019 shape house-of-worship design? Seasoned veterans foresee 10 key ways. Read more

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Christianity Today

In the aftermath of California's Camp Fire, church designers assess the damage and cast a vision for the future. Read more

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More existing-system AV elements can be kept in new systems designs, reducing costs for churches. 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.