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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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.
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.
This award recognizes non-architects for their contributions to the field of religious architecture. Learn more.
This award recognizes AIA architects for their contributions to the field of religious architecture. Learn more.
American Guild of Judaic Art
Architecture, Culture & Spirituality (ACS)
ArchNet: Islamic Architecture
Artists in Christian Testimony (International)
Arts in Religious and Theological Studies
Association of Consultants for Liturgical Space
Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
Church Architecture Dept (Baptist General Convention of Texas)
Church Production Magazine
Christians in the Visual Arts
Conference for Catholic Facility Management
Energy Star for Congregations
Episcopal Church Visual Arts
Faith & Form Journal
Foundation for Sacred Arts
Institute for Sacred Architecture
National Association of Church Business Administrators
National Association of Church Facility Managers
National Association for Temple Administration
New Renaissance Arts Movement
North American Academy of Liturgy
Partners for Sacred Places
Sacred Space International
Society for the Arts, Religion and Contemporary Culture
Stained Glass Association of America
WFX (Worship Facilities Expo)
Worship Facilities Designer
Worship Facilities Magazine
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."
by Elizabeth Devereaux, AIA
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...
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...
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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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...