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Stories tagged with the term "philosophy"

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5 Phrases That Kill Collaboration

Posted in Practice  > General on March 1, 2016 9:39 am EST

Certain criticisms are too generic to spur on better ideas and the action behind them. Here, some phrases that tend to stop the flow of ideas in their tracks ... and some suggestions for what to say instead.


Part 2: 4 Tensions That Affect Design for Ministry

Posted in Blogs & Columns  > Design & Architecture on September 24, 2015 11:02 am EDT

A look at growth vs. tradition. Does the tension between preserving the good stuff and inviting others into fellowship manifest itself in buildings?


Can Clients See What Makes You Different?

Posted in Practice  > General on September 23, 2015 9:55 am EDT

If you find yourself in a situation where you feel like your firm is competing on price, your margin may not be the problem. It may be that you look exactly like the competition.


ACS 8 Symposium on the 2016 Horizon

Posted in Events  > Other on September 14, 2015 11:46 am EDT

ACS 8 will take place June 23-26, 2016, in New Harmony, Ind., a 2.5-hour drive from Saint Louis.


3 Ways to Develop Pipelines (Instead of Chasing Leads)

Posted in Practice  > General on August 25, 2015 9:59 am EDT

Many architectural practices are set up around "chasing leads," but a better approach is to build pipelines. To do that, you must learn to identify the "builder pastors."


Crafting Specifics

Posted in Practice  > General on April 9, 2015 1:28 pm EDT

What kind of year will it be for your church design business? In large part, that will depend on how you communicate the value of what you do to your clients.


Peer Blog: Venue Vernacular

Posted in Blogs & Columns  > Design & Architecture on January 1, 2015 1:32 pm EST

The best designed venues for theatre and music do something similar. Do you know what it is, and do you incorporate it into your own church designs?


Show and Tell for the Masses: PechaKucha

Posted in Blogs & Columns  > Architecture Is Fun on October 12, 2014 12:32 pm EDT

Does the key to future community-tailored church design lie in PechaKucha? Check out our exclusive peer blog.


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

Posted in Blogs & Columns  > From the Editor on October 2, 2014 10:18 am EDT

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


New Title Available: Frank Lloyd Wright on the West Coast

Posted in Education  > Resources on August 14, 2014 2:09 pm EDT

Thirty four of Wright's 36 designs on the West Coast still stand. A new book details the projects and the workings of the architect behind them.


Interfaith Intercessions

Posted in Blogs & Columns  > From the Editor on June 3, 2014 9:00 pm EDT

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


Facilitating a Spiritual Village

Posted in Blogs & Columns  > Tomorrow's Campus Today on May 20, 2014 1:03 pm EDT

Christian architect Kenn Sanders pinpoints the evolution of his personal design philosophy.


Why I Design Church Facilities

Posted in Blogs & Columns  > Architecture on May 16, 2014 4:56 pm EDT

A Dallas-based veteran architect shares personal career insights and poses questions for peer consideration.


Blog: Embracing Change Without Losing Vision

Posted in Blogs & Columns  > Design in Mind on March 12, 2014 2:38 pm EDT

"Everything I experienced was in a visceral way. My imagination was sparked by my surroundings. However, as time has flown by, my vision has somewhat diminished and what has been taken for granted has now become a challenge."


Hospital or Haven: Embracing the “Whole-nality” of the Church

Posted in Blogs & Columns  > Design in Mind on February 26, 2014 5:25 pm EST

If two contrasting beliefs exist as to why the church exists--what does that mean for architectural and interior design?