Sacred Spaces of Texas

Opening Reception
Thursday November 15, 2012
5:30 - 7:00pm

This exhibit is sponsored by Fretz Construction and the ArCH Foundation.
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November 15, 2012 - January 13, 2013
Architecture Center Houston
315 Capitol, Suite 120
Houston, TX 77002

This exhibit includes thirty-six examples of religious architecture located throughout Texas. The buildings included range from Spanish missions to the painted churches of Central Texas. Mosques, Buddhist and Hindu temples, intimate spaces, mega spaces, traditional and non-traditional spaces are all featured. Historic, ethnic, and ritual influences have played major roles in the design of each structure, but of special interest is the manner in which many of them are expressions of varied heritages.

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Sacred Spaces of Texas Presentation
with Nora Laos, Ph.D, University of Houston Gerald D Hines College of Architecture
Thursday January 10, 2013

Sacred Spaces of Houston Tour with Preservation Houston
Sunday January 13, 2013
2 -4 pm
tickets available for purchase the day of the event at St. Paul's United Methodist Church

The exhibition will be available for circulation throughout Texas after January 13.

This exhibit is curated by Donna Kacmar, FAIA and Mort Levy, FAIA with Wendy Heger, AIA and Nora Laos, PhD.

Special thanks to the photographers who donated their time and services to help produce this exhibit: Joe Aker and Aker Imaging, Craig D. Blackmon, FAIA and BlackInk Architectural Photography, Claudia Casbarian, Frédéric Dalbin, AIA, Jeff Heger Photography, Hester+Hardaway Photographers, Mark Johnson Photography, Gerald Moorhead, FAIA, Jim Reisch, and Charles Davis Smith, AIA.
Additional thanks to Fernando Brave, Pat Jasper, Anna Christine Nau and all of the gracious congregations that allowed us to visit their facilities.

This exhibit is sponsored by the Architecture Center Houston Foundation and Fretz Construction.