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Rising to the Occasion

Rising to the Occasion

The Northeast Church of Christ occupies a soaring 1972 design of exposed wood beams and steep roof slopes. A central peak over the center of the sanctuary forms a towering skylight. This dramatic architecture creates one specific problem: the worship space is open to the entry lobby. The Church called on Childress & Cunningham Architects..
Spaces for Practice

Spaces for Practice

Recently, happenstance found me talking with two experienced yoga instructors in a room with soaring ceiling vaults and booming expanses. We were standing in the historic St. Patrick’s church in the Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati. The lower level has been converted by C/C into Urban Artifact – a taproom, music venue, and event space. After..
Clearing the Hurdles for Church and School Program Growth

Clearing the Hurdles for Church and School Program Growth

Operating as both a church and an elementary school, Beautiful Savior Lutheran found itself struggling to meet both entities’ program needs within a facility that had been steadily added onto over the years. Previous building additions had served to create a number of problems; C&C was hired to design and construct building additions and renovations..
Making the Most of an Old Space

Making the Most of an Old Space

Every building is designed for a specific use when built; therefore, its arrangement of spaces may not be optimal for another use. One might need to live with certain compromises. But at Childress & Cunningham, we often find that the constraints serve to inspire our creativity!