KHA Partner Frances Halsband FAIA and staff architect Caitlin Watson AIA are among a group of diverse voices who contributed essays to the current issue of Faith & Form in celebration of the publication’s 50th anniversary. Frances discusses one of the critical design task of this century — balancing the creation and preservation of architecture – and the important role that religious architecture plays in setting the standard, “where values can inform design, where design can give form to values”. Caitlin posits the need to re-evaluate how and why architecture is practiced in this age of its commodification and the rise of virtual space to ensure that the design of sacred places continues to connect the users with their physical and spiritual senses.
Faith & Form is an interfaith journal on religion, art, and architecture. A selection of essays from the current issue is available on their web site at: www.faithandform.com.