April 17, 2017

Reactions to my earlier post on ornament have been mostly positive, however, I do receive an occasional, "I don't need a church to worship God," and "What a waist of money which comes all at the expense of the parishioners who inhabit them." "You do not need ornament."...

April 17, 2017

This morning we started off the Easter season with a radio interview on The Catholic Channel's, Seize the Day with Gus Lloyd. In it we discuss what makes a Catholic Church, "Catholic."

Take a listen, like, and share:

Want to learn more about what makes a Catholic Church,...

When we begin the design of a Catholic church,  we usually get the request, "We want a church that looks like a Catholic Church." But what does that mean? Surely there are thousands of examples of how Catholics have built sacred spaces that one could refer to. But why...

February 24, 2017

OK, so your parish is looking to expand, beautify, restore, or renovate. Or, that gymnasium that was planned to "temporarily" hold your worship space is now thirty years old. Or, your parish community dreams of a beautiful new church. What now?

"Building Church while bu...

February 17, 2017

OK, so your parish is looking to expand, beautify, restore, or renovate. Or, that gymnasium that was planned to "temporarily" hold your worship space is now thirty years old. Or, your parish community dreams of a beautiful new church. What now?

"Building Church while bu...

December 30, 2016

catholic sacred architecture

July 1, 2016

Te awe-inspiring architecture that for more than a century has housed worshippers at St. Adalbert Roman Catholic Church could eventually host young musical prodigies from around the world.

The Chicago Archdiocese is in preliminary discussions with the Chicago Academy of...

March 13, 2016

Last week Baker Architects made an onsite visit to view the progress Evergreene Architectural Arts was making on the cleaning mock-up of the sanctuary ceiling at Holy Ghost Church in Denver, CO.

Ceiling cleaning.

 

March 13, 2016

Do you know the four key components to a beautiful Catholic church? Steve Baker PhD(c) is offering free presentations on his research from his Ph.D. Dissertation: How Catholic Sacred Architecture Means. In this wonderful presentation, Steve explains the meaning behind...

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