Few challenges in architecture are as demanding as designing religious or spiritual spaces.  These projects share the functional challenges of most projects, yet include the expectation of a spiritual experience.  Sacred spaces, such as churches, mosques, synagogues and temples, monasteries and retreats, seek to take us out of ourselves, make us part of something greater, refresh the congregation in its belief and its faith, and connect us to each other and to something beyond all of us.  For architects, the task of evoking the divine through structures and shapes is a difficult one.  Join us as architects experienced in the design of religious architecture share their experiences.


Joe McCall, FAIA, OglesbyGreene
Tom Greewood, AIA, Beck Group
David Shanks, AIA, Shanks Architects
Andrew Bennett, AIA, Boka Powell