After working as a liturgical architect and design consultant since 1985, Ken Griesemer established his own consulting practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on October 4, 1999, the anniversary of his baptism and the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Ken provides professional liturgical design consulting services for multi-cultural worshiping communities and architects around the country including the following: building committee formation; architect &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; artist selection; catechetical &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; community input sessions on art, architecture, liturgy during liturgical programming and design phase; preparation of liturgical and art program documents; collaborative input to the project team throughout the building process; design review and recommendations; design and direction for liturgical furnishings, appointments &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; assembly seating; training update for liturgical ministers in new and renovated worship space.
The place where we gather for liturgy and devotion has the power to transform us as a worshiping community. Each project of making sacred space is an opportunity for spiritual growth and liturgical renewal. The collaborative ministry of the liturgical design consultant is one of pilgrim and partner with the community, one of listener, teacher, facilitator, designer. To build a holy place, the process must be seen as holy work. The process must be surrounded by prayer and be open to all. Trust in the gifts of the Spirit, and in the collective wisdom of the community are essential. Every building project should proceed in right relationship with our rich past and enthusiasm for what lies ahead on the journey of renewal.
Ken Griesemer's Catholic church building, renovation and furnishings experience includes many projects of various scope, in more than 45 Catholic Dioceses around the country, since 1985. Studies include University of Cincinnati, Bachelor of Architecture, 1978; Institute for Liturgical Consultants, CTU, Chicago, Program of Studies, 1991 - 1993 (Guest Faculty, July, 2004); and Liturgical Institute of the Southwest, Archdiocese of Santa Fe, 2004 - 2006 Registered Architect (State of Ohio only) since 1982, Member AIA, IFRAA, ACLS Founding Member &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Past President, Southwest Liturgical Conference Associate Board Member, Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission, Parish RCIA &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Triduum Team, National, regional, and diocesan workshop presenter.