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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!

2021 Faith and Forum Awards — Part III

  • 1.  2021 Faith and Forum Awards — Part III

    Posted 05-24-2023 04:01 PM

    Hello Interfaith Design community, Part III of the Faith and Form Awards has arrived! Click to view the 2021 winners in Part I here and Part II here. Click on any of the images below for more information on the project (it works this time). Also, go ahead and share with us your favorite projects and tell us why!

    Registration for both the conference and awards program + reception is still open as part of the International Religious Art & Architecture Awards Program & Reception for the 2022 award winners as part of A'23, the AIA Conference on Architecture 2023. Come join us in San Francisco to congratulate the 2022 Faith and Form Award winners and have your fill of seminars, practicums, tours, and expos to build relationships and grow. 
    Don't forget to tell us your favorite projects!

    Church and Parish Center Santa Maria Assumpta
    Category: Honor Award for Religious Architecture, New Facilities

    Daniel Gimeno and Miguel Guitart, Gimeno Guitart
    Tarragona, Spain

    Jury Comment: A contemporary version of a community church. The scale of this church complex on the piazza is well ordered. The restrained interior with its warm materials balances with the engaging exterior of articulated concrete. Natural light throughout the building is subtle along with the inclusion of views.
    Photography: ©Pegenaute

    The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection
    Category: Award for Religious Architecture, New Facilities

    Cunningham Quill Architects PLLC
    Alexandria, VA

    Jury Comment: This church sends a message about a parish partnering with affordable housing. The theme is prayer united with good works. It is a magnificent effort of making a small piece of the composition a sanctuary amid the housing complex. The church is balanced in its small scale. This project of joining housing with worship is a model for the future.
    Photography: Allen Russ Photography, LLC

    Samuel J. Cadden Chapel – Clemson University
    Category: Award for Religious Architecture, New Facilities

    Clemson, SC

    Jury Comment: This is a wonderful project with an obvious debt to the religious architecture of E. Fay Jones. The chapel is very well sited on the campus. It is an inspiring, authentic space for interfaith. Its height and light are magnificent and celebratory. It is a beacon for the campus.
    Photography: Brad Feinknopf

    Countryside Community Church
    Category: Award for Religious Architecture, New Facilities

    HGA & Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture
    Omaha, NE

    Jury Comment: This church is part of an innovative Abrahamic faiths campus of houses of worship linked with the landscape. Inside the church, the seating is conducive of community, and the sanctuary is highly accessible. There is a great consistency of quality between interior and exterior.
    Photography: Corey Gaffer

    St. Joan of Arc Chapel
    Category: Honor Award for Religious Architecture, Restoration

    The Kubala Washatko Architects
    Milwaukee, WI

    Jury Comment: The level of craft in this reinvigorated chapel is outstanding, as is the care taken in the restoration. It is beautiful that it is now an interfaith chapel, although it started its life centuries earlier as a Catholic chapel. The power of its sacred space and elements lends sacredness to its new audience—a university community–which engages it as an educational tool as well.

    Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul
    Category: Award for Religious Architecture, Restoration

    DBVW Architects, Inc.
    Providence, RI

    Jury Comment: This restoration is an amazing transformation. It was not easy or inexpensive, but it benefits more than just the people who use the cathedral. It is a monumental, community asset that uplifts the neighborhood. A very careful, high-level restoration with copious research. An incredible commitment to detail.
    Photography: Heidi Gumula, DBVW Architects

    Rachel Hernandez
    Rachel Hernandez Person