Traditional Building | December 2017

The December 2017 issue of Traditional Building features a profile of architect David B. Meleca, the new construction of Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and Newman Center in Lincoln, NE,  the restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple and more.

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Traditional Building December 2017 issue

VOL. 30 | NO. 6 | December 2017

David B. Meleca's Traditional Ecclesiastical Architecture
David B. Meleca, FAIA, looks to the past when designing new churches and other buildings.

A New Catholic Church from McCrery Architects
Working with Clark Architects, McCrery Architects led the design for the new Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and Newman Center in Lincoln, NE.

Rebuilding the St. Joseph Catholic Church After a Tornado
When a tornado destroyed St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ridgway, IL, four parishes combined to create St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church, and they turned to Cram and Ferguson to design the new building.

Restoring Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
This iconic building has been restored and is now ready to serve the community again, thanks to a six-year, $25-million project led by Harboe Architects.

Film Review
Good Work: Masters of the Building Arts
Good Work: Masters of the Building Arts, a 65-minute documentary video on the building arts, highlights the work at the National Cathedral.

Product Reports
Woodwork for Religious Buildings
When it comes to church architecture, the devil is in the saintly details. So is the delight. This is especially true of the custom woodwork that brings character to the space, whether it be a mighty cathedral and or a humble country church.

When Does Architectural Consistency Matter?
Most modern people (if they are not trained as modernist architects) have imbibed the idea that architectural consistency is the highest form of order. But what if the additions are ugly, falling down or inhospitable?


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