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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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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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  • Frey Award Winner: Thomas L. Kerns, FAIA

    The winner of the 2016 AIA IFRAA Edward S. Frey Award has been announced!



  • I have been to Anshe Emet in Chicago for services --- it is a beautiful urban synagogue. - - Stephanie Lynn Gerson, Assoc. AIA Architectural Design & Communications ...

  • May 1 is the deadline to register for the Chicago Sukkah Expo 16 Design Competition, supported by AIA Chicago, Faith & Form, and The Ark. You can learn more about it here:

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