This month's Building Type Study on Architectural Record's website is dedicated to Sacred Spaces, their first such feature since May 2005. The study features some interesting projects, including St Paul, Foligno by Studio Fuksas (previously featured on Locus Iste) and the Pope John Paul II Hall in Rijeka, Croatia by Randić-Turato d.o.o. (which needs to be featured here soon). This is also my first look at the Bethany Community Church by Seattle's Miller|Hull Partnership. How did I miss this one for two years?
UTSOA Lecture on St Martin Lutheran, Austin
Information about a lecture given at the University of Texas as part of ongoing efforts to advocate for the preservation of Saint Martin's Evangelical Lutheran Church. This church is by far the best example of non-residential mid-century architecture and holds a special place among the finest modern American churches. The lecture addressed on the influence of the church and the people associated with it on the history of the architecture and building arts community of Austin in the middle of the twentieth century.