Day lighting-what is the correct distance?

When I design a sanctuary space the effort is grounded in the principles of day-lighting.  Sustainability comes into play but the work of designing with light is about much more.  Like no other space a church sanctuary needs light but not just any light. The goal is to create a singular atmosphere that distances one…

Church Master Planning to Charrette or Not to Charrette?

What is a charrette? I was told by a professor of mine in architecture School that the use of the word charrette came from the practice of the architecture students at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. It seems that the students had studios that were more like separate apartments and the professor would…

Is your church welcoming? You can fix it in three easy steps. Step 2

Step 2: Once you are in can you find the way? – Going beyond signage. Signage can help and is necessary but there are many other ways to reinforce the path from entry to gathering space to sanctuary.  The closer the entrance is to the sanctuary the easier this will be due to visually understanding…