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    2010 Religious Art and Architecture Design Awards Program submissions due June 18, 2010. Submit today!


Christ Sun of Justice, Benson, VT
Architect: Graham Carey

The AIA Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (IFRAA) Knowledge Community encourages and supports excellence in the design of worship spaces and their accoutrements. The IFRAA Knowledge Community is an association of professionals whose primary interest is religious facilities in a broad array of traditions. We value an interfaith forum for the exchange of ideas relating to religion, art, and architecture.

Join the AIA Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture by updating your AIA member profile.

Call for AIA Contract Documents Case Studies
The AIA Contract Documents team is gathering case studies from current customers and our industry colleagues on how AIA Contract Documents were used in the successful completion of a design and construction project. AIA Contract Documents Case Study Initiative

Doing More with Less: An Invitation to Contribute to
Faith and Form

The dire economy has created new challenges for faith communities who wish to pursue their mission through places of worship. Faith & Form is planning a special issue that will focus on how architects, artists, designers, building committees, clergy, and others are finding creative ways to do more with less when it comes to designing and building new facilities or renovating old ones. This is an open invitation to let Faith & Form know about a project you've completed, or are working on, or a commission, where you are finding creative ways to do more with less. Faith & Form will profile the best ideas in this special issue. Please feel free to contact Faith & Form editor Michael J. Crosbie, Ph.D., AIA by January 2010.

The Search for Symbolism in Religious Architecture

Richard S. Vosko discusses how every work of architecture is symbolic. Whether it is a bank, state capitol, school, home or mosque, every building serves more than a utilitarian function. Built environments are references to something beyond themselves. They are reflections of the culture they serve. In fact, over time they help to shape that culture. Consider the role of hospitals in the culture of health care or universities in the culture of higher education. Read complete article.


IFRAA Journal
The official publication of the AIA Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (IFRAA) Knowledge Community. Read the Fall 2009 issue on The Search for a New Symbolism in Religious Art and Architecture.

Faith & Form
AIA IFRAA members are encouraged to subscribe to this independent quarterly journal, which focuses one issue per year on the winners of the IFRAA/Faith & Form Awards for Religious Art and Architecture.

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