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The AIA Interfaith Design (ID) Knowledge Community encourages and supports excellence in the design of worship spaces and their accoutrements. Interfaith Design 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 us!

Fall Symposium, Call for Proposals: "Contemplating Warehouses and Worship"

  • 1.  Fall Symposium, Call for Proposals: "Contemplating Warehouses and Worship"

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    The CAVAD Architecture Symposia
    Contemplating Warehouses and Worship
    Call for Papers / Presentations

    When: October 19 – 20, 2018
    Where: California Baptist University, Riverside, CA
    Submission Deadline: September 1, 2018
    Notification Due: September 10, 2018
    Symposium URL:

    Call for Papers / Presentations
    "Contemplating Warehouses and Worship" 

    California Baptist University department of Architecture invites presentation and paper proposals for its annual design symposium, "Contemplating Warehouses and Worship" to be held October 26 – 27, 2018 in Riverside, CA.  Papers and presentations should seek to address and assess the contemporary situation of church design practice, including but not limited to architectural, theological, missiological, liturgical, and sociological, and community development considerations. 

    The paper / presentation session topics may include the following, or may be submitted in an open category:

    From Church to Warehouse, From Warehouse to Church
    Exploring Attractional Church Architecture
    Architectural Form Responses to Church Outreach Models
    Efficacy of Architectural Evangelism
    Sacredness and Evangelical Architecture
    Church Architecture in a Secular Culture
    Role of Patronage in Church Architecture
    Archetypes and Antitypes
    Architecture and Great Awakenings
    Emerging Evangelical Liturgy
    Emerging Trajectories in Church Architecture


    Proposals are welcomed from both scholars, working professionals, and students.
    Student engagement is encouraged from undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral levels from a variety of disciplines.

    Further Submission Details can be found on the symposium website or via the attachment.

    Matthew Niermann, Ph.D., AIA
    Associate Dean
    California Baptist University
    Riverside CA