Formerly known as Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art, and Architecture (IFRAA), this group has changed its name to Interfaith Design (ID). You asked us for an easier, shorter name, and after two years of deliberation we've embraced this name. Whether art or architecture, we share our passion of designing for faith communities.



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.

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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.

Interfaith Design members are encouraged to subscribe to Faith & Form, an independent quarterly journal that focuses one issue per year on the winners of the ID/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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    ​Will this event be general architecture or will it be specifically geared towards Interfaith Forum on Religion and Architecture?  I have tried for many years to find a good conference on Religious institutions, ...

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