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Carol Badaracco Padgett

From the Editor

Carol Badaracco Padgett is editor of Church Designer magazine and senior associate editor of Church Production Magazine, published by Cary, N.C.-based Production Media Inc. She works from an Atlanta office, where she has written and reported on commercial construction, architecture, green building and sustainability, and church and culture for the past 25 years.

LATEST ENTRY / Posted in From the Editor on March 24, 2017 3:00 pm EDT

Can You Fast-Track or Value-Engineer Creative Thinking?

Not successfully, our Church Designer sources and readers report. Projects turn out best when all relevant design experts are called in for input at the earliest stages of design. Read more >>

 
 

PREVIOUS ENTRIES

Posted in From the Editor on December 8, 2016 9:28 am EST

Our Gift to You: Sacred Heart Cathedral of Kericho, Nairobi, Kenya

Our NovDec 2016 issue is designed to show our appreciation of the architectural design of modern sacred spaces and the AVL that inhabits them -- helping bring worship to life through sight and sound. Read more >>

 
 

Posted in From the Editor on September 12, 2016 11:14 am EDT

The Power of Light

How do you as church designers create with light, helping your clients to channel it and control it?  Read more >>

 
 

Posted in From the Editor on July 28, 2016 2:03 pm EDT

The Power of Teamwork

The AIA's Knowledge Leadership Assembly (KLA) draws on the power of collaboration to make architectural projects, and ultimately communities, stronger. Read more >>

 
 

Posted in From the Editor on June 29, 2016 11:49 am EDT

When Architecture and Technology Join Forces

Modern churches are filled with seamlessly operating and oftentimes invisibly hidden technology -- from video screens to line array loudspeakers to security cameras. Why is this important to you as a designer of sacred space? Read more >>

 
 

Posted in From the Editor on April 4, 2016 9:40 am EDT

Telling Stories

If you're looking to market your firm's services or your own if you work independently, you must reclaim the lost art of storytelling. Read more >>

 
 

Posted in From the Editor on January 20, 2016 9:47 am EST

It’s All About Connection ...

As technology takes over in the way our devices -- and we ourselves -- communicate, is that a good thing? It can be if we let it. It can enhance greater connection all the way around.  Read more >>

 
 

Posted in From the Editor on August 13, 2015 9:14 am EDT

Church Buildings Aren’t What They Used to Be—They’re More

Architects, engineers and consultants work in disciplines that are intertwined -- "enter-twined" if you take into consideration the worship and performance space aspects of modern churches.  Read more >>

 
 

Posted in From the Editor on June 1, 2015 11:16 am EDT

Ideas Converge at InfoComm 2015

It's an exciting time to be an architect as building design merges with AVL technology and Internet control.  Read more >>

 
 

Posted in From the Editor on February 5, 2015 9:31 am EST

The Promise of 2015 is Looming Large. Are You Ready?

Economic indicators, construction business reports, and an informal Church Designer survey align in their findings--2015 can be a turnaround year for church-designing AECs. Read more >>

 
 

Posted in From the Editor on October 20, 2014 11:29 am EDT

Does a Dichotomy Exist in Church Design Today?

Reports of small, intimate venues being on the rise clash with reports of renovation at thriving mega-churches. So which is it, or is it both? Read more >>

 
 

Posted in From the Editor on October 2, 2014 10:18 am EDT

What Can a Pastor and Former NFL Player Teach You About Design?

This editor thinks he can help prime your mind for better 21st-century church space design. Here's why. Read more >>

 
 

Posted in From the Editor on August 8, 2014 10:43 am EDT

Design Helps Raise Up a New Generation

What can an architect learn at a church-focused conference? Plenty. And they can get life-changing work, as well. Case in point: Kampala, Uganda. Read more >>

 
 

Posted in From the Editor on June 3, 2014 9:00 pm EDT

Interfaith Intercessions

What does interfaith mean to you, as an architect, engineer, or consultant? Read more >>

 
 

Posted in From the Editor on April 4, 2014 11:22 am EDT

It Happened in a Sacred Space ...

Designer's editor describes a chance encounter with a member of the Gandhi family at Atlanta's Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel, and shares intimate impressions. Read more >>

 
 

Posted in From the Editor on February 26, 2014 12:52 pm EST

The Full Impact of Sustainable Building

Sustainability is about more than energy-saving building design ... it’s about entire communities living healthier and more holistically. Read more >>

 
 

Posted in From the Editor on February 25, 2014 2:13 pm EST

When Buildings Build Hope

Designer interviewed Redding, Calif.-based Trilogy Principal Architect James Theimer on one of architecture's most important goals. Read more >>