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di loreto Architecture Wins International Faith & Form/IFRAA Design Award

Portland, Ore., architecture firm's project, St. Edward Catholic Church, garners Faith & Form/IFRAA International Award at AIA 2016, plus national Wood Works Award.

By Church Designer Staff   •  May 19, 2016 12:06 pm EDT

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di loreto Architecture, a planning and architectural firm based in Portland, Ore., has won a prestigious international design award for St. Edward Catholic Church in Keizer, Ore.. The annual international religious art and architecture design awards program is co-sponsored by the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (IFRAA), a knowledge community of the American Institute of Architects, and Faith & Form magazine. St. Edward Catholic Church won an award in the category of Religious Architecture: New Facilities. Earlier this year, the church also received a national Wood Design Award from the WoodWorks Wood Products Council.

“The commitment of the parishioners of St. Edward Church to create an inspirational home for their congregation led to this timeless northwest design,” comments Chris Diloreto, AIA, founder of di loreto Architecture.

St. Edward Catholic Church

Street Address: 5303 River Road N, Keizer OR 97303

Total Sq Ft: 11,700

General Contractor: The Grant Co.


WDY Engineers, Structural/Civil Engineers

System Design Consultants, Mech/Electrical Engineers

Contact at di loreto Architecture:

Chris DiLoreto 503.736.9979

Brian Melton, Project Architect

Stephanie Fitzhugh, Project Manager

The Faith and Form /IFRAA International Awards Program for Religious Art and Architecture was founded in l978 with the goal of honoring the best in architecture, liturgical design and art for religious spaces. This year’s program garnered 123 submittals across five primary categories including: Religious Architecture, Liturgical/Interior Design, Sacred Landscape, Religious Arts, and Unbuilt Work. The jury selected 33 winners, with two projects located in Oregon.

Winning entries were published in the Winter 2015 awards issue of Faith & Form magazine. In addition, an exhibition of award-winning projects were displayed at the 2016 National Convention of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in Philadelphia, May 19-21, 2016.

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