We are happy to share that two of our projects won AIA IFRAA/Faith & Form awards. Garden Chapel Pavilion took home an Honor Award in the Unbuilt category while Redeemer Presbyterian Church won an Award in the Adaptive Re-Use/Re-Purpose category. The Adaptive Re-Use/Re-Purpose category was instituted two years ago to recognize the growing trend in sacred architecture to adapt existing facilities or to transform secular buildings into religious facilities. Members of the jury remarked on how this category seems to be yielding some of the best work they’ve seen. Pointing out the continuing shrinkage of mainline Protestant congregations, jurors speculated that churches are more focused on getting the most out of their existing spaces, in some cases changing the function of these spaces to serve new, more community-oriented needs.
See a list of the winning projects at Faith & Form's website.