Category: Research

Beauty in Church Design

Beauty in Church Design

One of the things I've always enjoyed about designing churches is the fact that aesthetics are an important design criteria ...
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Seating

Worship space seating – where do you stand?

Churches without seating Many people are surprised when they walk into European churches and don't see any pews. They wonder why ...
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The biophilia effect

The biophilia effect

When we start talking about the "feel" of a new worship or gathering space with a client, we invariably hear ...
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Sagrada Familia

Extraordinary Architectural Experiences

Speaking of the Sagrada Familia, I recently saw a reference to an article published several years ago in Faith & ...
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Spaces where God can be found

Spaces where God can be found

I've written a few times before about millennials and their presence (or lack thereof) in the church today. The Aspen ...
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Visitors to the chapel are greeted by a beautiful garden with a view of the assembly space.

Can a Church Be a Place of Action and a Place of Rest?

A recent blog post by Clint Jenkin, vice president of research for the Barna Group, asks this important question, specifically ...
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welternaehrung

Zürich Churches Join the 2000-Watt Challenge

In a referendum held in 2008, three-quarters of the Zürich population voted in favour of achieving the 2000-Watt Society by ...
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Kinnaman2

5 Reasons Millennials Stay Connected to Church

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I attended a conference in Chicago on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 subtitled "Make ...
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