Worship Space and the Psychology of Home

September 30, 2016 by: Ben Heimsath

Two professors at the University of Texas have weekly series on our local public radio station that I really enjoy. Each week, Two Guys on Your Head deals with some aspect of psychology and the human brain. This series strikes the right balance between scientific rigor and cultural commentary to make some tough issues very approachable. Today, in response to a listener whose home was destroyed in ... Read More

Religious / Holy Place / Worship Spaces / Sacred Symbols / Design Process

WFX - Resources For Worship in Louisville

September 21, 2016 by: Ben Heimsath

A walk through the 2016 Worship Facilities Conference and Expo in Louisville leaves the distinct impression that worship has gone massively high tech. Spotlights, stage lights, projectors, and oversized screens of all kinds are on display. So are the acoustical technologies to compliment the visuals. Many booths have the latest sound boards, mixers, microphones, and everything musical. Though the ... Read More

Religious / Presentatons / Design Process

Manchester Mosque Offers Cautionary Tale

August 16, 2016 by: Ben Heimsath

Well, they certainly didn’t make it easy for themselves. The unfinished Manchester Mosque has been planned since 1998 and has been under construction since 2007. Bloomberg led its on-line newsfeed this afternoon with a story about the travails of the New Hampshire Islamic Center as it attempts to complete its permanent home. The congregation has faced serious anti-Islamic sentiments, and some ... Read More

Worship Space / Design Process / site development