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Peter and Sharon Exley, FAIA, MAAE, ASID

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Collectively, Peter Exley, FAIA, and Sharon Exley, MAAE, ASID, are architects, designers, teachers, authors and generators of good ideas; together they have amassed an impressive portfolio of architecture, interiors, branded environments and purposeful play. Specializing in educative design for visionary clients, their firm, Architecture Is Fun, collaborates with churches, museums, libraries, early learning facilities, schools and entertainment-based attractions to create meaningful environments relevant to their communities, in the United States and internationally.

Mid-century modern resonates for comfort, familiarity and timeless appearance--ideal design attributes for church gathering spaces. Read more

Education

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Image courtesy of Architecture is Fun.

Does Diagon Alley at Universal Studios have application for themed church spaces? "Yes," say church design pros--and here are 10 reasons why. Read more

Cover Stories

Architects, designers and consultants provide the first steps to an all-inclusive worship community. Read more

Education

How do we protect the religious cultural legacies that dot our landscapes worldwide? We get involved. Read more

Cover Stories

Can the essential structure of Notre-Dame be restored to its Gothic glory? A look at the role of modern stonemasons and artisans. Read more

Education

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Unsplash.com; Harry Cunningham

Every commercial-type facility you design needs public bathrooms. In 2019, what does that look like for church design? Read more

Perspectives

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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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unsplash.com; Patricia Valerio

For in Him, we live and move and exist (Acts 17:28). Read more

Perspectives

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Unsplash.com, Adolfo Felix

A Faith and Fitness Series, Part 1. God gives power and strength to his people (Psalm 68:35). Read more

Perspectives

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Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel, SOM

Designers Peter and Sharon Exley tour an iconic modernist masterpiece, the Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel. Read more

Education

Key members of the AIA's IFRAA knowledge community disclose of-the-moment issues. Read more

Perspectives

Mid-century modern resonates for comfort, familiarity and timeless appearance--ideal design attributes for church gathering spaces. Read more

Education

How do we protect the religious cultural legacies that dot our landscapes worldwide? We get involved. Read more

Cover Stories

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