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.

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Mauck Receives Conover Award

Dr. Marchita B. Mauck

Dr. Marchita B. Mauck is the 2013 recipient of the Elbert M. Conover Memorial Award given by IFRAA, a knowledge community of the AIA. Dr. Mauck is professor emeritus of Art History at Louisiana State University where she served on the faculty since 1967. She also has taught at Yale Divinity School, the University of Notre Dame and the Chicago Theological Union as a visiting professor. Marchita is widely recognized for her contributions to religious art and architecture. She has written books, articles and dictionary entries on the subject. She has participated as a major speaker at many national and international conferences. Since 1987 Marchita has served as a liturgical consultant for innumerable church building and renovation projects in the United States. She earned her Ph.D. and M.A. degrees from Tulane University and a M.A. from the University of Notre Dame.

The Award will be presented at the 2013 National AIA Convention, Denver, CO.

Awards

Religious Art and Architecture Design Awards Program

The annual awards program honors the best in architecture, liturgical design, and art for religious spaces.  Learn more.

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

Elbert M. Conover Memorial Award

This award recognizes non-architects for their contributions to the field of religious architecture.  Learn more.

Edward S. Frey Award

This award recognizes AIA architects for their contributions to the field of religious architecture.  Learn more.


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IFRAA at Convention

Faith and Form/IFRAA International Religious Art and Architecture Awards Program Thursday, June 26 | 7:00-8:00 pm | Fee: $0 - Free to attend

The awards reception will illustrate outstanding designs that represent the best of building, space, and art on national and international levels. Religious buildings and spaces are bridges between the sacred and the secular. These structures range from small chapels to large complexes that include worship spaces, offices, and community outreach facilities to serve the community at large. Sacred space also extends on a grand scale to exterior memorials and cemeteries that openly embrace the city.

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Art & Architecture Intertwined

Advisory Group member Elizabeth Devereaux, AIA was published in the Worship Facilities Designer Magazine for her article on best practices in selecting a suitable glass artist for worship facilities. This article is the third in a series of articles called "Art & Architecture Intertwined."

How to Choose a Glass Artist

by Elizabeth Devereaux, AIA

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Complete the series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

 

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Awards Deadline Nears


The deadline for entering the Annual Religious Art and Architecture Design Awards is June 30, 2013.  The program, co-sponsored by Faith & Form Magazine and IFRAA, honors the best in architecture, liturgical design and art for religious spaces.

Submissions may be made online at www.faithandformawards.com.  Recognition is offered in five primary categories: Religious Architecture, Liturgical/Interior Design, Sacred Landscape, Religious Arts, and Unbuilt Work.

Discussions

  • Michael Crosbie, FAIA

    THEME ISSUE: THE SACRED IN THE CITY

    Posted in: Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art, & Architecture

    Faith & Form magazine is now preparing a special theme The Sacred in the City. For the first time in human history, more people on the planet are living in urban areas than in rural places. What is...

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    RE:Looking for a good acoustical and lighting engineering firm.

    Posted in: Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art, & Architecture

    Jay, I suggest you contact AE Global Media (Audio Ethics), based here in Charlotte. Their website iswww.aeglobalmedia.com, they have done over 2500 churches worldwide and can integrate acoustics...

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    Looking for a good acoustical and lighting engineering firm.

    Posted in: Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art, & Architecture

    I am involved in a project where we are designing the renovation of a pretty traditional sanctuary space with acoustic issues. Any advice on seeking out and working with a creative consultant would...

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    KC leaders quoted in CNN article

    Posted in: Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art, & Architecture

    Hello all - On short notice and with a tight deadline, we were able to get the chairs of COTE and IFRAA quoted in this article on the adaptive reuse of churches. Please feel free to share w/ interested...