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..
Programming, Place and Permeability 

Programming, Place and Permeability 

So what makes a good urban public space, the outdoor “living room” we all are rediscovering? Now that “walkable neighborhood” has become a term on everyone’s radar, outdoor community spaces are a hot topic again.  Developments based on the New Urbanism concept are springing up (aka “Lifestyle Centers”) that include this feature, while older urban..
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..