Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture

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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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.



  • The 28 winning projects of the 2016 Faith & Form/IFRAA awards program for religious architecture and art are on the Faith & Form website: http://faithandform.com/feature/2016-awards-program/...

  • This is a call for Papers, Presentations, and Workshops: 2017 Conference of the Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality Forum, at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality...

  • Sacred spaces and places have for millennia been the targets of manmade and natural disasters; our own age has been marked by tragedies at religious buildings and sites around the world. How do we make...

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