Announcing the Winners of the 2021 Faith & Form / Interfaith Design International Awards for Architecture and Religious Art

PHILADELPHIA CREAM, March 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Partners for Sacred Places is pleased to announce the 16 winners of the 2021 Faith & Form / Interfaith Design (ID) International Awards for Architecture and Religious Art. The awards program was founded in 1978 to honor the best in architecture, liturgical design and art for religious spaces. The 2021 awards recognized both excellence in the creation, restoration and reuse of religious spaces and religious art, as well as excellence in the use of religious spaces for civic engagement. Michael J. Crosbiewho led the jury for the 2021 awards, notes that this year the awards continued to attract a wide variety of entrants from around the world, with winning projects at venues in North America, Africa, Asiaand Europe. “The awards program is truly a slice of the latest in international architecture, arts, restoration, reuse/adaptive reuse, student work and ongoing unbuilt projects in the field of sacred space.”

The 2021 Faith & Form / Interfaith Design International Awards for Architecture and Religious Art:

Honor Award for Religious Architecture/New Facilities
The Church of the Holy Redeemer and the community center of Las Chumberas Tenerife
The Canary Islands, Spain
Fernando MenisArchitect

Prize for Religious Architecture/New Installations
Catholic chapel Sohelou St. Marc, village of Sohelou
tak, Thailand
Alone human, architect

Prize for Religious Architecture/New Installations
Luoyuan Church, Fuzhou Town
Luoyuan County, China
INUCED • Dirk U. Moench / Dirk U. MoenchArchitect

Religious Architecture/Renovation Award
Akiba Temple Renovation
Culver City, California
Architecture of Herman Coliver’s Locus

Religious Architecture/Restoration Award
Wall Street Trinity Church
New York, New York
MBB Architects

Religious Architecture/Restoration Award
St. Augustine’s Cathedral
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Duncan G. StroikLLC, Architect

Adaptive reuse / reuse price
Saint Pierre Rehabilitation of the Episcopal Church
Chicago, Ill.
AltusWorks, Inc.

Liturgical/Interior Design Honor Award
Beth Am Temple Sanctuary Renovation
Los Angeles, California
Architecture of Herman Coliver’s Locus

Liturgical Award / Interior Design
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Charleston, South Carolina
Conrad Schmitt Studios, Inc.

Student Work Award
contemporary monastery
Wimberley, TX
Julia Martinelli

Unbuilt Work Honor Award
Chapel of Saint Agatha, village of Rukomo
Nyagatare, Rwanda
Theoklis Kanarelis, architect

Price of unbuilt work
Intertwined Eternities
Aptos, California
John MarxAIA, Form4 Architecture

Price of unbuilt work
Habonim Congregation
New York, New York
BKSK Architects

Multi-Site Engagement/Advocacy Honor Award
Historical rural churches of Georgia
Various places in Georgia
Sonny Seals

Religious Community Civic Engagement Award
The Interfaith Community Project
New Haven, Connecticut
Sharing Sacred Spaces, Inc.

Religious Community/Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Other Creative Collaborations Civic Engagement Award
St. John’s Episcopal Church / DC Downtown Business Improvement District “Mural Walk”
washington d.c.
St. John’s Episcopal Church, DowntownDC BID. the PAINTS Institute collective

Winners will be recognized by Interfaith Design, a knowledge community of the American Institute of Architects, at the AIA Architecture Conference 2022 in Chicago. Additional information can be found at

The winners were selected by a panel of jurors: Grant F. Marani (President & Architect, New York, NY), Douglas Hanson (Architect, Marina Del Rey, California), Marco Federico (Curator of Architecture, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Ariana Makau (Artist & Curator, Oakland, California), and the Reverend Dr. Katie day (Clergy, Cambridge, MD).

Nominations for the 2022 Faith & Form / Interfaith Design International Awards for Religious Architecture & Art will be accepted from July 1 to September 30, 2022 at

Contact: Simon Kaufman
Call: 215-567-3234 ext. 26
E-mail: [email protected]

SOURCE Partners for Sacred Places

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