Speaking of the Sagrada Familia, I recently saw a reference to an article published several years ago in Faith & Form magazine about Extraordinary Architectural Experiences. From April 2007 to April 2008, two parallel and independent online surveys (one in English, the … Continue reading
Every once in a while, a committee asks about having a Cry Room in their church. Having raised four children with my wife and taken them to church every Sunday, I am well aware of such rooms – though we … Continue reading
When churches are thinking about renovating or building, the point at which they decide to hire an architect varies greatly. In the case of new buildings, it is not unusual for the architect to be brought in pretty early on … Continue reading
In this short but interesting video, architect Santiago Calatrava explains his process for the design of the new St. Nicholas Church at Ground Zero.
Please go to the BBC website to see the video.
As “church architects”, dealing with stained glass windows is a regular part of our work. It’s a rare project indeed that does not require some discussion of stained glass – either how to preserve existing stained glass, how to reuse … Continue reading
Traditional Building magazine is a well known, established source for historic building products. Not surprisingly, they occasionally feature places of worship as a building type, since so many of these buildings are historic. This is true of the December 2014 … Continue reading
In these days of diminishing urban congregations still trying to hold onto beautiful historic buildings, sometimes it is not hard to feel more like you are visiting a museum than a church when you stop inside. Sometimes that feeling can … Continue reading
A recent blog post by Clint Jenkin, vice president of research for the Barna Group, asks this important question, specifically about newer churches being built today. Their research shows that Millennials found plenty to like about the megachurch, but no … Continue reading
On Saturday, April 5, the Most Reverend John W. Flesey, D.D., Regional Bishop of Bergen County and Rev. Charles Pinyan dedicated the new liturgical furnishings at Church of the Guardian Angel. The church was closed for just over 2 months … Continue reading
When you walk through the front doors of Emmanuel Baptist Church in downtown Albany, NY, it doesn’t take long to figure out that this is a Baptist church. When it was designed in 1869, the architect wanted to make sure … Continue reading