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How to ensure a truly engaging worship space, by design

By Mark R Ashcraft with Bruce Woody, AIA The act of worship is a very personal experience. No matter the style of worship, there are common elements that will create an engaging experience. A sanctuary — or worship center, depending on your tradition — is a big factor in the act of worship itself. A […]

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Design trends to watch: 2018

For HH Architects, designing churches isn’t just a thing they do; it’s a calling. For more than 47 years, HH Architects — headquartered in Dallas — has earned its reputation of providing tremendous expertise and knowledge through its innovative designs and creative solutions. This award-winning firm has had the privilege of working with and planning […]

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How to make your recreation spaces as engaging as possible

 By Mark R Ashcraft with Bruce Woody, AIA If you look up the definition of “recreation,” you will see something along the lines of activities done to relax, have fun or simply done for enjoyment when one is not working. It is the re-energizing of our strength and spirit.  Today more than ever, we need […]

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Surveying the church design landscape: trends to watch

From exterior / interior approaches; to engaging spaces for children, youth and Millennials; to community engagement by design — and more — the church design trends we’re seeing today aren’t the same as they were 10, or even five, years ago. Here, Scott A. Nelson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, explains. Let’s begin with church exteriors, […]

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Engaging sanctuaries: 3 design “musts”

Depending on the culture and style of your congregation, your sanctuary might look more traditional or more modern — there are many ways to express the beauty of Christian worship. Despite these differences, however, there are some common design elements that are useful in creating an engaging sanctuary, no matter what your worship style might be.

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Engaging Spaces: Engaging from the get-go

For a church’s design to be effective, it must be engaging — beginning the moment someone walks through the door.

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