Category: Publications

Master Plan, James Hundt, Foresight

Renovating Sustainably – “The Mother of All Models”

Ten years after the Motherhouse renovation, the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Monroe, MI, repeated history, ...
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Gothic Revival

Gothic Revival

The year was 1999. Our firm had been asked to design a new Catholic church in a suburban area of ...
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Commissioning Prayer

Commissioning Prayer

In all my years working with churches, I have never been commissioned before I started working with a congregation. The ...
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Church of Corpus Christi - Reflection of Community Identity

Church of Corpus Christi – Reflection of Community Identity

The story of the design of Corpus Christi Church starts with a congregation that knew not only who they were ...
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Eco-Theology in Parish Consolidations

Eco-Theology in Parish Consolidations

When used along with the word “parish”, the word “consolidation” has a long list of negative connotations. Other words such ...
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Collaboration in Design: The Architect - Liturgical Design Consultant Relationship

Collaboration in Design: The Architect – Liturgical Design Consultant Relationship

Although you won’t find the word in the Bible, thousands of other books have been written about the subject of ...
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Church artifacts finding unusual homes

Church artifacts finding unusual homes

ALBANY, N.Y. -- The altar was old. It was ornate. And it was on the gambling floor of the Hard ...
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Catholic and Sustainable: A Green Approach to Church Architecture

Catholic and Sustainable: A Green Approach to Church Architecture

Liturgical design consultant and art historian Carol Frenning answers the question: How do green buildings, solar alternatives, and LEED (Leadership in Energy ...
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Vision Fulfilled - A Parish Journey of Worship Space Renewal

Vision Fulfilled – A Parish Journey of Worship Space Renewal

Our Lady of Fatima Church was a fairly typical suburban Catholic church building. Designed and built in 1955 as the ...
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Christ the King Church, Guilderland, NY

Christ the King Church, Guilderland, NY

This new, sixteen-sided church seats up to 750 people and combines design elements of early Romanesque churches with modern liturgical ...
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