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Stories tagged with the term "philosophy"

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Design Like a Shepherd

Posted in Blogs & Columns  > Tomorrow's Campus Today on October 30, 2017 11:17 am 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.


Walking the Tightrope

Posted in Practice  > General on September 1, 2017 12:09 pm EDT

As architects, engineers and consultants you may oftentimes walk a tightrope--working your way forward to project completion almost effortlessly on relatively still days, and teetering along with a strong wind blowing at your face on others.


6 Times When Procrastination Pays Off

Posted in Practice  > General on August 25, 2017 2:09 pm EDT

We all recognize this word, but we may have trouble acknowledging that we personally know fully well what it means. Yet, is it always folly to be late off the starting block on a business project or task?


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.


Turning the Page

Posted in Blogs & Columns  > Design in Mind on July 7, 2017 1:04 pm EDT

How one designer navigates the process of moving on to new involvements and activities following a project's completion ...


Designing (and Building) Forward

Posted in Blogs & Columns  > Tomorrow's Campus Today on May 18, 2017 9:56 am 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?


The Quality of Perception

Posted in Practice  > General on May 11, 2017 2:57 pm EDT

In an ever-changing sea of technology, how's a designer to counsel church clients on AVL gear upgrades? Some food for thought.


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.