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The Art of Hidden Sound

Posted in News on August 3, 2017 4:43 pm EDT

Acoustics is everything in making sure the Word is heard. One manufacturer shares thoughts on how to guide your clients wisely.


BIM Soars Ever Higher: A Q&A with Graphisoft

Posted in Practice  > Tools on August 3, 2017 4:34 pm EDT

Church Designer conducts an exclusive interview with Tibor Szolnoki, ArchiCAD implementation team leader for Graphisoft, for a glimpse into the future of design.


Embracing the Difficult

Posted in Practice  > General on August 3, 2017 3:49 pm EDT

Learning to create in and thrive in an ever-shifting business environment is a bit like learning to appreciate Salvador Dali, even if you don't really like his art.


Performance Space Meets Spaceship in Spain

Posted in Projects  > New Build on August 3, 2017 12:01 pm EDT

A rocky hillside and a glowing plastic wonder join as one, yet contrast with one another, outside an ancient Spanish city--a performance space like no other by architects Jose Selgas and Lucia Cano.


A Design Balancing Act

Posted in Education  > Resources on August 2, 2017 4:03 pm EDT

A look at two legs of the larger sanctuary sound tripod that deserve more attention.


Tell-Tale Salvation

Posted in Projects  > New Build on August 2, 2017 3:51 pm EDT

A California firm designs for story at community-centric Shepherd Church in Northern Los Angeles.


Space Behavior: The Effect of Audio and Acoustics

Posted in Education  > Resources on July 31, 2017 11:15 am EDT

An essay from an acoustics expert -- with three important considerations for architectural designers.


The Redemption of Natural Light

Posted in Practice  > General on July 31, 2017 10:21 am EDT

No longer the bane of the video screen, outdoor light makes a comeback in worship space design.


2017 Vectorworks Design Summit

Posted in Events  > Conferences on July 28, 2017 2:07 pm EDT

Global design software developer Vectorworks Inc. invites design professionals, educators and students to attend the third annual Vectorworks Design Summit, Sept. 18-20, 2017, at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Maryland.


Aeolian Sound Diffuser

Posted in Materials on July 27, 2017 10:08 am EDT

The Aeolian Sound Diffuser from Acoustics First creates a unique aesthetic while improving acoustics. The entire diffuser is asymmetric, with each edge designed to vary in height by less than the width between them, creating an implied symmetry.


New York Hotel Restoration Echoes Church Design Concerns

Posted in News on July 20, 2017 1:50 pm EDT

An historic Saratoga Springs hotel dons gathering space needs, access issues, and historic preservation efforts reminiscent of historic church restoration concerns.


New Mexico Chapel Showcases Magnificent Spiral Staircase

Posted in News on July 20, 2017 12:56 pm EDT

Completed in 1878, Loretto Chapel in Sante Fe, N.M., contained no ladder or stairs to its choir loft--until a carpenter came up with a helix-shaped solution that perplexes designers to this day.


Audio Alternative: The 411 on Stealth Acoustics

Posted in News on July 19, 2017 1:54 pm EDT

Mount Vernon, Wash.-based Stealth Acoustics specializes in the creation of audio and visual space innovations, including amplification and DSP-based processing that deliver totally invisible sound.


Quiet, Dignified Wheelchair Lifts Meet ADA Requirements

Posted in News on July 18, 2017 1:36 pm EDT

Compactly designed wheelchair lifts offer worship attendees with mobility challenges full access to elevated areas.


Blending Timeless Looks with Technology

Posted in News on July 18, 2017 10:29 am EDT

A dynamic, active church with a missionary outreach, South Haven Baptist in Springfield, Mo., wanted to give its sanctuary an updated look while still preserving its traditional character. It turned to Paragon360 to aid in the task, updating scenic elements, audio and lighting.

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