List of ACLS Members

List of Members

Company: ACSW Architects
Contact: Chad
Abell
State & Country: LA |
US
Services:

Architecture

Company: ALBL Oberammergau GbR
Contact: Johannes
Albl
State & Country: GERMANY |
GERMANY
Services:

No. 1: VISUALIZING YOUR IDEAS AND WISHES: One key element in the process of creating unique woodcarving pieces is to bring down your ideas and wishes to a piece of paper or even to a 3D potter’s clay / terra cotta / wood model. On this basis a liturgical consultant or we will review the sketch with you and as soon as all details are clear, you can approve the sketch and we continue with the next step. NOTE: for this process step we love to and have rich experience in working together with Liturgical (Design) Consultants! No. 2: CREATING ARTWORKS AFFORDS BEST WOOD AND TALENTS Within the design process we will also discuss the type of wood for your carving. We will only use wood that has been dried naturally over 3-6 years (no 2-day fast drying methods will be applied) in order to ensure best quality and non cracking. All these steps are the basis for our 20+ master-woodcarvers to transform your ideas and wishes into a hand-carved masterpiece. No. 3: COLOR – THE ULTIMATE WOODCARVING FINISH We are proud to offer our customers a huge variety of coloring techniques that can be applied to our woodcarvings. Our artistic painters master all imaginable techniques: multicolor staining, oil and glazed coloring, polychromic -antique, -luster glazing coloring, poliment white, silver and gold gilding and bronze metallic coloring. We also offer castings in aluminum, bronze and brass for which our woodcarvings are ideal models for the casting-molds.

Company: Groth Design Group, Inc.
Contact: Paul
Barribeau
State & Country: Wisconsin |
USA
Services:

Helping parishes forge a unified vision and identity then assisting them to express their unique character through master planning, liturgical education, fundraising assistance, architectural design, construction contract administration, post-occupancy evaluation and more. Paul is equally adept at helping parishes navigate new construction, remodeling, or historic preservation/adaptive reuse projects. As a former pastor, Paul has a practical working knowledge of liturgical interpretation, parish administration issues, and the intricacies of daily parish life.

Company: Katharine Bovitz Designs
Contact: Katharine
Bovitz
State & Country: Michigan |
USA
Company: William E. Brocious, AIA, LEED GA
Contact: William
Brocious
State & Country: PA |
USA
Services:

Architectural and liturgical design services shaped to the needs of each parish including: Development with the parish leadership of a collaborative planning process based upon its needs, schedule and budget. Assistance in the iconographic programming, design and/or selection of artist and craftsman for the fabrication of liturgical furnishings. Architectural services encompassing long range master planning, conceptual design, design development, contract documents, historic preservation or adaptive reuse and construction administration.

Company: Cottonpatch Designs
Contact: Jenna
Bruns
State & Country: Texas |
USA
Services:

I work directly with clergy and committee members to design and create custom liturgical vestments, paraments, and banners. I also offer a program and hands-on workshop called “A Visual Interpretation of Sacred Space”. The program defines Sacred Space, the role of the artist within that space and a visual journey through the liturgical year. The hands-on workshop is a simple fusible applique project, reflecting the liturgical year.

Contact: John
Buscemi
State & Country: Wisconsin |
USA
Company: JHCarpenter Studios
Contact: Jay Hall
Carpenter
State & Country: MD |
USA
Services:

Complete sculpture services, design through installation.

Company: The Cavallini Co., Inc. Stained Glass Studio
Cavallini Stained Glass Studio
State & Country: Texas |
United States
Services:

Our studio specializes in the design, fabrication & installation of new stained glass (contemporary or traditional), mosaic murals, faceted glass, etched glass, as well as historic restorations and the supply & installation of protective glazing.

Company: davis+tobias architecture & planning
Contact: gregory
davis
State & Country: texas |
United States
Services:

Preliminary Planning – Develop a process with the parish leadership that will assist in the assessment of the parish physical and spiritual future needs. -Develop committees, Develop Schedules, Clarify tasks, Review parish mission statement, Needs survey for parish committee, Retreats Programming – Review parish requirements through open meetings with advisory groups and parish committees. Determine short-range goals and long-range goals. Space requirements for new or expanded worship space. Design Process – Work with parish in formulation of workshops that relate to worship environment and the space requirements for rites and rituals. The workshops are designed to gain as much participation as possible from community.

Company: Martin A. De Sapio, AIA
Contact: Martin
De Sapio
State & Country: New Jersey |
USA
Services:

The architectural firm of Martin A. De Sapio, AIA is a full service architectural, planning and interior design firm with specialized expertise in ecclesiastical design. The services that we provide include consultation to congregations in the planning stage, feasibility studies, master plan services and long-term planning, building program and budget analysis, surveys and reports on existing facilities, schematic design and design development, construction documents and construction supervision, and interior design including design of liturgical furnishings. We coordinate the design of specialized liturgical items with artisans in areas such as furniture, baptismal fonts, stained glass, artwork, and pipe and electronic organs. We work directly with qualified consultants in the areas of structural and mechanical engineering, lighting design, sound systems and acoustical design. We pride ourselves on providing professional architectural services which are uniquely tailored to the particular needs and working style of each congregation and building committee.

Company: DiLoreto Architecture, LLC
Contact: Chris
DiLoreto
State & Country: OR |
United States
Services:

DiLoreto Architecture is a Full Service Architectural firm—from Master planning to brand new Churches, including Historic Restoration, programming, parish listening workshops, and church renovation. We are known for working with diverse groups and negotiating the church requirements through City zoning and planning rules as well as assessing existing facilities.

Company: Dixon Studio
Contact: Annie
Dixon
State & Country: Virginia |
Services:

Work with pastor and/or committee in planning process for building or renovation. Collaborate with architect, contractor, artisans to achieve client’s vision -on time and on budget. Provide resources for custom, catalog, and vintage options for furnishings, artwork, and appointments. Review architectural drawings to ensure they will function for liturgical requirements. Other services include parish surveys, presentation boards, guidance on compatibility with BOLS & GIRM documents, code compliance, sourcing of original, catalog, and vintage furnishings, artwork, and appointments as well as guidance on budget priorities.

Company: Conrad Schmitt Studios, Inc.
Contact: Heidi
Emery
State & Country: WI |
United States
Services:

Investigative Paint Studies & Specifications, Decorative Painting & Restoration, Stained Glass & Architectural Art Glass, Ornamental Plaster & Scagliola, Murals, Mosaics, Statuary, Sculpture & Fitments, Fundraising, Decorative Samples & Renderings, Consulting, and Art Fabrication for Others

Contact: Gale
Francione
State & Country: IA |
USA
Services:

Designing and coordinating a process for church building and renovation projects. Developing and presenting parish formation workshops on worship and liturgical space. Participating with and advising the design team as an advocate for the liturgy. Assisting in the hiring of other professionals. Facilitating and coordinating between design team and parish leadership. Providing assistance in use of the building after a project is complete.

Company: Carol Frenning
Contact: Carol
Frenning
State & Country: MN |
USA
Services:

The services for congregations vary with the needs of each community. These services guide the congregation through the visioning and dreaming, the design and construction and then assisting in the use of their new worship space. My background combines academic understanding with practical experience in liturgy, architecture, art and design. A long-standing network of colleagues, architects, artist and fabricators allows me to bring a wide spectrum of complementary expertise to any project. Services include: Educational process, liturgical formation and history; religious art and architecture; sacred space; architectural process programming and planning; vision analysis, organizational and strategic planning, liturgical programming, artistic programming; Facilitation, experienced presenter and facilitator who can work with committees to form consensus. Artistic direction and design – liturgical furnishings, collaborative design work with architect and artists and fabricators. Coordinate selection of art and artists; Historic Preservation – Research and Consulting in historic preservation

Company: Kenneth J. Griesemer & Associates, PC
Contact: Kenneth
Griesemer
State & Country: New Mexico |
USA
Services:

After working as a liturgical architect and design consultant since 1985, Kenneth J. 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 and artist selection, catechetical and community input sessions on art, architecture and liturgy, 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 and assembly seating, training update for liturgical ministers in new and renovated worship space.

Company: Conrad Schmitt Studios, Inc.
Contact: B. Gunar
Gruenke
State & Country: WI |
USA
Services:

Stained glass design, fabrication, installation, restoration. Decorative painting (murals, stenciling, glazing, woodgraining, gilding).

Contact: Vladimir
Grygorenko
State & Country: TX |
United States
Services:

Iconography: Crucifixes, Panel icons, Exterior and interior Murals and Frescoes in Byzantine, Roman, and Early Christian styles, using Ancient technique. Traditional Mosaic art using Venetian Smalti and marble. Altar Tables and Road Signs with mosaic decoration.

Company: Mark Eric Gulsrud Architectural Art Glass, LLC
Contact: Mark Eric
Gulsrud
State & Country: WA |
United States
Services:

I provide a personal hands-on approach throughout the process of producing an artistic statement. The design phase includes initial presentations, education, planning sessions with committees, budget development, and initial drawings. A final painting maquet of the approved design concept, including glass samples, will be produced and presented to the committee / congregation. I am personally involved in all phases of design, fabrication, and installation of my artwork. Materials are guaranteed for a period of one year from the date of completion while structural elements are guaranteed for 10 years.

Company: The Wood & Iron Factory, Inc.
Contact: Norberto
Gutierrez
State & Country: California |
United States
Services:

Liturgical furniture and pews, design, fabrication and installation.

Contact: Robert
Habiger
State & Country: New Mexico |
United States
Services:

Robert Habiger is semi-retired and participates as a Liturgical Design Consultant in projects which promote and exemplify Vatican II principles, excellent design and beauty in a worship environment.

Company: Pamela T Hardiman Liturgical Fiber Art
Contact: Pam
Hardiman
State & Country: CT |
USA
Services:

Vibrant liturgical fiber art designed specifically for your space using hand painted silk and/or multiple fabrics from around the world. Processional banners, wallhangings, vestments, and paraments. Also clothing and accessory items, including hand-painted silk scarves for cantors or others and embellished men's shirts.

Contact: Pamela
Hawkins
State & Country: Arkansas |
United States
Services:

Stained glass design and construction, fused glass art

Company: Fisher Heck Architects
Contact: James
Heck
State & Country: Texas |
USA
Services:

Architectural Design, Site Master Planning, Design of Liturgical Furniture Historic Preservation and Restoration

Company: Hempel Studios
Contact: Sarah
Hempel Irani
State & Country: MD |
USA
Services:

Design-sculpting-fabrication-installation. I work with clients to deliver high-quality original art created specifically for their space, their community, and their needs. I walk them through the concept, creation, and delivery of the work in bronze, marble, and plaster.

Company: G.R.Hoelzeman Studios
Contact: George
Hoelzeman
State & Country: Arkansas |
USA
Services:

G.R.Hoelzeman Studios provides a number of services which may be adapted to your unique needs and budget. Select from one of three broad categories (Consultation, design, artwork), or combine elements from each which most suit your requirements. For a fuller discussion of the services provided by G.R.Hoelzeman Studios please visit the Services section of our website. www.grhstudios.com/services/index.php

Company: Foresight Architects
Contact: James
Hundt
State & Country: NY |
US
Services:

Foresight Architects is an architectural and consulting firm dedicated to the promotion of quality facilities for religious organizations. Often, leaders and members of a congregation need the service of a firm with strong experience in master planning, historic preservation, liturgical consulting and education, fundraising assistance and congregational consensus-building. Our firm can fulfill those needs.

As a result of many years of experience and research, Foresight Architects is in an ideal position to be of service to religious organizations in need of these professional services. We understand the multiple facets of a church’s ministries, congregation, limited financial resources and multi-purpose building needs. Whether it be the preparation of a long range Master Plan, the preservation/adaptive reuse of or addition to an historic church, or the planning and design of a new facility, you will find the same commitment to providing high quality, personalized, needs-based design services.

Company: The Hutchinson Group
Contact: Michael
Hutchinson
State & Country: MD |
United States
Services:

Architect Selection -Guide the community in locating and identifying potential architects. Take a leadership role in determining the criteria for evaluating, interviewing and selecting an architect.
Catechesis- Impart the community with an understanding of religious architectural history, liturgical history, liturgical space, furnishings, art and their relationship to the liturgy of the Church today.
Community Goal Identification-Identify, in collaboration with the community, the parish goals for the project. Parish goals then become a guiding statement for use by all those involved in the project. Collaboration with other Professionals-Assist the architect and other project professionals as required to ensure that liturgical elements have been incorporated into the design solution. Ensure that all sacraments and rites celebrated in the community are given equal consideration during the design process.
Procurement of Original Furnishings and Ritual Objects -Work with the community in locating and obtaining furnishings and ritual objects for the celebration of the liturgy that are appropriate for the worship space. These items may include, but are not limited to, baptismal font, ambo, cross, tabernacle, processional cross, vessels, ambry, devotional images and Stations of the Cross. Likewise, providing assistance the community in developing a budget for these items is included.
Artist Location – Collaborate with the community in locating artists and craftspeople to provide the devotional art appropriate for your space ensuring that it meets the requirements of the liturgy and the guiding statement developed by the community.
Ritual Ceremonies-Aid the community in planning “leave‑taking” rituals for the departure from the existing worship space, the Rite of Dedication for the completion of the renewed space, and other rituals to ease the transition to the new worship space.
Care Taking Review-The Hutchinson Group will return to the worship space at prescribed times during the first year of use. We will closely observe the use of the space and provide a written review suggesting ways how the new space can more effectively used.

Company: CJK DESIGN GROUP + SACRED SPACE
Contact: Christ
Kamages, FAIA
State & Country: CA |
USA
Services:

Our skills and experience serve Communities of Faith throughout North America. We offer a full range of Strategic Planning and Design services from Alpha to Omega including: Needs Assessment; Goal and Requirement Definition; Feasibility Studies; Vision/Concept Development; Community Planning; Building Design; Interior Design; Artifact and Furniture Design; Image and Visual Ethos Development; Graphic and Communications Design/Presentations. Faith Community Environments and Sacred Space typologies include: Temples/Places of Worship; Administrative Units; Educational; Cultural; Recreational; Wellness; Preschool; Eldercare; Facilities and Cemeteries and Mausoleums.

Company: Mark Kerrins Architects Pty Ltd
Contact: Mark
Kerrins
State & Country: Victoria |
Australia
Services:

Architectural Services – including: Master Planning, Design Brief, Design Documentation, Construction Documentation, Contract Administration, Project Administration, Projection Management Engagement of Consultants, Contractors & Specialist Services, Preparation of Reports

Company: Kessler Studios, Inc
Contact: Cindy
Kessler
State & Country: OH |
US
Services:

Designers, fabricators and installers of: Contemporary Stained Glass Windows, Contemporary Mosaic Artwork, Commercial Frames that efficiently accommodate both exterior glazing and art glass. Kessler Studios contemporary stained glass varies from rich coloration to a predominance of clear textured glasses, where soft colors are a secondary element. In addition to the simple beauty of the glass, sandblasting, etching, beveling and painting are used to create an artistic statement. Various widths of lead came are also used for artistic effect. Kessler Studios mosaics are a contemporary play of diverse earth materials, mortared securely into place. From a distance, the materials soften into a rich artistic statement. Closer viewing offers a delightful tactile experience and insight into the creative process. The pieces that comprise a mosaic catch the light, making them appear to dance across the surface.

Company: Robert J. Kropac
Contact: Robert
Kropac
State & Country: OH |
USA
Services:

Assist in the formation of the Parish Building/Renovation Committee Facilitate the evaluation of Liturgical Celebrations and Liturgical Space Assist in the Formation of the Professional Team to assist the Parish community Facilitate or Assist the Parish Education/Catechetical Process and the Program Plan/Decision Process with other profesionals Provide Liturgical Formation of the community both during planning and occupancy of a newly built or renovated worship space; formation and training of Liturgical Ministers Assist in selection of liturgical artists

Company: Greg Lewis Studios
Contact: Greg J.
Lewis
State & Country: OR |
USA
Services:

Based on client review and final approval: Liturgical Art & Design/Fab proposals are presented to include elements of research, design development, visual presentation, supervision of production, and the intended use of the art in its environment. GLS Liturgical Art and Design Management Services include: site specific painted murals; metal relief sculpture; wood relief carving; mosaic tile murals; stained and etched glass; sanctuary statue restoration; chapel furniture and décor crosses; liturgical art workshops; and custom giclee prints. Introducing: Art in the Christian Church – From Genesis to Catacombs, Cathedrals & Beyond. A five (5) Lecture Series for weekend seminars, retreats and conference/workshop presentations.

Company: Marklin Candle Design
Contact: Martin
Marklin
State & Country: NH |
United States
Services:

Design and fabrication of liturgical candles. Design, fabrication and installation of liturgical appointments.

Company: Design Fugitives
Contact: Paul
Mattek
State & Country: Wisconsin |
United States
Services:

We execute complex art-design-build projects for sacred spaces, corporate atria, and key moments of significance within and surrounding any space. We combine the conceptual clarity of our artists, the computation power of our programmers, and the craft of our fabricators to deliver spectacular results.

Company: Miller Dunwiddie Architcture
Contact: Paul
May
State & Country: Minnesota |
USA
Services:

Architectural planning, programming & design. This includes visioning sessions. long-range master planning. site design. facilitation of parish and neighborhood groups. feasibility studies. zoning and building code analysis, liturgical space planning. furniture and liturgical element design,. architectural space planning, construction documents, contractor selection, construction administration, post occupancy evaluation.

Company: South Light Studio, Inc
Contact: Dale R.
Molnar
State & Country: GA |
USA
Services:

• Design and fabrication of custom stained glass
• Custom blown glass Chrismatory vessels
• Design and fabrication or coordination of sacred art, sacred objects and furnishings for new construction and renovation projects
• Liturgical paintings and banners
• Custom mosaics

Company: Marilyn Morgan, RSM
Contact: Marilyn Ann
Morgan, RSM
State & Country: CA |
USA
Services:

Assist in the formation of design steering committee Provide process planning retreat for the committee Provide formation process for the design steering committee and parish advisors Assist in the selection of architect and other consultants Collaborate with Parish advisors during programming and design phases Facilitate ongoing parish communication Collaborate with architect and design steering committee throughout process Assist in the selection of artists and crafspeople Provide rituals for leave-taking during building process/prepare blessings and rituals for new or renovated spaces Facilitate the use of the new or renovated space for the celebration of the various rites and sacraments

Company: Obata Studios
Contact: Sue
Obata
State & Country: ON |
Canada
Company: Catholic Theological Union
Contact: Gil
Ostdiek
State & Country: Il |
USA
Services:

As an allied member, resource to consult by email or phone concerning liturgical space.

Contact: Margaret Adams
Parker
State & Country: VA |
USA
Contact: Scott
Parsons
State & Country: SD |
USA
Services:

Art for liturgical spaces in stained glass, mosaic, and terrazzo.

Company: GLE Associates, Architects, Engineers and Environmental Consultants
Contact: Alberto
Portela
State & Country: Florida |
USA
Services:

All aspects of Liturgical Design Services

Development of committees to achieve parish involvement and sense of project ownership

Site and building master planning which implements an organized growth module for the construction of buildings in project.

Long Term Committement to the parishes we serve

Union of Liturgical consultancy & architecture to maintain a sense of continuity from Liturgy to design implementation.

Environmental Consulting

Company: Thornridge Studio
Contact: Christine
Reinhard
State & Country: FL |
USA
Services:

Prearchitect study with committee and parish on understanding liturgy and the church both historically and in this place and time to which we are called to be faithful. – Facilitator of a process for consensus building within the committee

Company: Julie Richey Mosaics, LLC
Contact: Julie
Richey
State & Country: TX |
USA
Services:

Design, fabrication and installation of custom mosaic art for floors, walls, fonts, altarpieces and fine art pieces.

Company: Karen Schmidt
Contact: Karen
Schmidt
State & Country: CA |
USA
Services:

I design and create bronze or clay sculptures of any size, 3-D or bas-relief, realistic to abstract, and specialize in figures. My work is expressive and communicates on many levels without compromising excellence in composition, form, and structure. Each piece is deeply spiritual and moving without becoming sentimental.

Company: Flying Paint Ranch Sculpture Studio
Contact: Shelley Kolman
Smith
State & Country: TX |
USA
Company: University of Detroit Mercy Liturgical Space Consulting Service
Contact: Gilbert
Sunghera, SJ
State & Country: MI |
USA
Services:

Gilbert Sunghera, S.J. directs the Liturgical Space Consulting Service, a non-profit firm based at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture. He brings a professional background in Architectural Design and Liturgy to assist congregations plan for the future. He has consulted on several projects for the Jesuits during his priestly formation, and brings this experience to UDM LSC which has a proven track-record of assisting community organizations envision new and supportive environments. Programming + Educational + Project Team Development + Presentation Material for Fund Raising + Consulting Services for Architects

Company: Inspired Artisans
Contact: Gianfranco
Tassara
State & Country: WI |
United States
Services:

We are an artist studio specializing in the design, creation and restoration of custom artwork.We provide a complete range of services from design to installation. Our artists work with our clients to translate the client’s vision into custom artwork for religious, civic, institutional or educational spaces and their commemorations.

Contact: Johan
van Parys
State & Country: MN |
USA
Company: Bene Bronze, LLC
Contact: Michele
vandenHeuvel
State & Country: NM |
USA
Services:

I am a liturgical bronze sculptor; I sculpt for churches, individuals and sacred spaces.

Company: Jordan Wanner
Contact: Jordan
Wanner
State & Country: WI |
USA
Services:

Monumental figurative sculpture in cast bronze, cast aluminum, cast resin, fiberglass and wood; Cast bronze baptismal fonts; Cast bronze funerary urns; Cast bronze door pulls and other bronze architectural elements, furnishings and fitments; Liturgical furniture design and construction Statuary restoration

Company: Daniel D. White - Architects
Contact: Daniel
White
State & Country: CA |
USA
Services:

Site selection and Project Feasibility, Assistance with Liturgical Formation, Master Planning process involving the entire parish. The process includes Need Analysis, Programming, Liturgical Consultation and Planning Design, Entitlement Processing for government approvals , Architectural Design, Specialty Consultant coordination for Lighting, Acoustics, Landscape, Information Technology, Civil Engineering, Interior Design, Liturgical Furnishings Design and Fabrication Administration, Assistance with Liturgical Arts selection. Working with the community to select Artists for their particular needs.

Company: Juanita Yoder
Contact: Juanita
Yoder
State & Country: NJ |
USA
Services:

Large Scale Abstract Liturgical Paintings on Silk, Kinetic Processional Pieces (Liturgical Kites), Stained Glass design

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