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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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Yates Receives Conover Award

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (IFRAA) selected Wilson Yates, Ph. D., as the 2015 recipient of the Elbert M. Conover Memorial Award. This award is given to non-architects in recognition of their contributions to religious architecture in order to perpetuate in the hearts and minds of those interested in religious architecture memories of our deceased leader; encourage leaders, outside the architecture profession, to crusade for better religious architecture; recognize outstanding individuals who merit citation for their excellence in fostering spiritual values.

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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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