The priest stands in the sanctuary. He is near the front pew, facing the back of the sanctuary looking at a tall stained glass window. The image is abstract – it is bright, blue, red and orange....
There are three questions to ask regarding almost any building project your congregation is considering. Addressing these questions can help your project succeed. When building projects go well,...
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The Association of Consultants for Liturgical Space (ACLS) is an ecumenical, professional organization focused on church art and architecture. Many ACLS members are artists, architects, and...
Published by the American Institute of Architects, this article details five categories congregations should consider betore hiring an architect.
Written by the resource experts at the Center for Congregations, this article details things to think about when engaging an architect.
This practical guide will help your congregation navigate the building process, from the planning stages to discussing the responsibilities of the architect and contractor.
Targeted towards Roman Catholics, this book summarizes a twelve-step process that can be applied to church renovation or construction projects.
This 8-page article from a church architect offers tips and a research-based approach for congregations seeking to create intimate meeting spaces.
This comprehensive book takes readers through the complete building process from analysis to land acquisition to working with architects.
This resource provides an overview of the building process, and covers the importance of clarifying your congregation's mission, stewardship, and building design.
This resource utilizes an architect metaphor to the task of planning worship, comparing differing aspects of worship to windows and doors.
This article equips congregations to determine what type of building professional to hire after conducting a preliminary facilities assessment.