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Religious Facilities Design Book from C.H.I.P.S.

Building Type Basics for Places of Worship
by Nicholas W. Roberts

The fastest way to straighten out the learning curve on specialized design projects.

Building Type Basics books provide architects with the essentials they need to jump-start the design of a variety of specialized facilities.

In each volume, leading national figures in the field address the key questions that shape the early phases of a project commission. The answers to these questions provide instant information in a convenient, easy-to-use format. The result is an excellent, hands-on reference that puts critical information at your fingertips.

Building Type Basics for Places of Worship is a practical guide to all of the design considerations for a broad variety of religious facilities—from predesign research to operations and maintenance. Complete with descriptive illustrations, this useful resource offers essential information, guidelines, and cautionary advice on building projects for churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, and spaces for religious education.

Contents

  1. Introduction: The Significance and Qualities of Worship Spaces
  2. Project Team and Process
  3. Unique Design Concerns
  4. Site Selection and Planning
  5. Public Agency Approval
  6. Sustainable Design
  7. Structural Systems
  8. Mechanical Systems
  9. Electrical and Communications Systems
  10. Special Equipment
  11. Materials
  12. Acoustic and Audio-Visual Considerations
  13. Lightning Design
  14. Furniture, Fixtures and Artwork
  15. Wayfinding, Graphics and Signage
  16. Historic Renovation
  17. International Challenges
  18. Operation and Maintenance
  19. Key Cost Factors
  20. Sources of Finance

Glossary: Frequently Used Worship Terms
Index

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Building Type Basics for Places of Worship
by Nicholas W. Roberts
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