Primary Blog Feed from An aggregation of blogs and bloggers from Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:30:42 EST Copyright (c) 2017, PMI Publishing ExpressionEngine 2.7.3 AIA Trends & Talking Points for 2018 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:30:00 EST The Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (IFRAA), a knowledge community of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), represented by members Doug Hanson AIA, ASIC, and Stephen Pickard AIA, NCARB, discloses of-the-moment issues in sacred space design. Design Like a Shepherd Mon, 30 Oct 2017 11:17:00 EDT A veteran church architect shares his thoughts on the role of the church designer and what makes buildings functional and conducive to worship, long-term. Learning From AIA Gold Medal Laureates Wed, 25 Oct 2017 13:37:00 EDT In 2016, Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi were named as the American Institute of Architects' Gold Medal laureates--the first partnership to win the prize. Here, a look at their monumental Episcopal Academy Chapel in Pennsylvania. Project Collaboration: A Balancing Act Mon, 02 Oct 2017 09:43:00 EDT Careful collaboration led to Xavier High School's expansion in the Manhattan borough of New York City. It almost sounds like an improbability, to expand in the heart of Manhattan -- yet vision and teamwork made it happen. Turning the Page Fri, 07 Jul 2017 13:04:00 EDT How one designer navigates the process of moving on to new involvements and activities following a project's completion ... Designing (and Building) Forward Thu, 18 May 2017 09:56:00 EDT Strong church architectural design happens best in a free-flowing, creative stream of design ideas that result in intuitive decisions, one blogger reports. What is your experience? Intellectual Property: Know What You Own Mon, 08 May 2017 13:09:00 EDT Clear and upfront communication on intellectual property, project document ownership rights and future usage between owner and architect or designer is an essential and valuable component in contract negotiation. You Know You’re a Designer When ... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:01:00 EDT Lisa Masteller gives us a peek inside the mind of a designer. If you're more distracted by the dusty fake plants in the restaurant than the sweet aroma of the lava cake on your plate, you're probably a designer. In Honor of Earth Day 2017: Architects Advocate Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:34:00 EDT Architecture and design professionals join the movement to advocate for climate change legislation. Then and Now Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:37:00 EDT A veteran church designer, and current project facilitator, shares the business sense he's gained throughout the years -- invaluable advice to help your firm thrive successfully over the years. An absolute must-read. Children’s Ministry Design: Story, System and Surprise Sat, 01 Apr 2017 14:58:00 EDT First and foremost, a children's ministry must speak to kids. Here, how design can help facilitate that communication. Can You Fast-Track or Value-Engineer Creative Thinking? Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:00:00 EDT 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. A Church Architect’s Home: Passive Solar Design in Action Tue, 31 Jan 2017 09:22:00 EST Church architect Kenn Sanders has designed and consulted on the master plans of churches across the country for years. Here, he shares how his home's site, orientation and components work with Arizona's climate to harness energy efficiently. Our Gift to You: Sacred Heart Cathedral of Kericho, Nairobi, Kenya Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:28:00 EST 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. Getting to Inbox Zero Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:23:00 EDT How to create your own system for increased productivity -- something every busy AEC can use.