Biography

EXPERIENCE

- A liturgical design consultant working in North America since 1970.
- Approximately 500+ lectures and consultations.
- About 120 building projects completed.
- Fellow and Sacred Space Consultant, Synagogue 3000. Over 30 consultations completed
- Visiting lecturer: St. Bernardís School of Theology and Ministry, Albany, NY
- Member, Diocese of Albany Architecture & Building Commission
- Presider and homilist at Sunday worship, St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Albany, NY.


FORMAL EDUCATION

- Ph.D., Syracuse University
- M.F.A., Syracuse University
- M.A., University of Notre Dame
- M.Div., Christ the King Seminary
- B.A., St. Bonaventure University


CURRENT MEMBERSHIPS

- Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects
- Interfaith Forum on Religion Art and Architecture, 2010 Chair
- Faith & Form magazine, Editorial Board
- Faith & Form Board of Directors
- Society for the Arts Religion & Contemporary Culture, Board Member
- Architecture, Culture & Spirituality
- North American Academy of Liturgy - Founding Member
- Catholic Academy of Liturgy - Founding Member
- Synagogue 3000 - Founding Fellow
- Societas Liturgica - International Society for Liturgical Study and Renewal
- Presbyterate, Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany


PERSONAL HONORS & AWARDS (Click on "Projects" to see project awards)

- 2011 Berakah Award, North American Academy of Liturgy for Scholarship and Practice in Liturgical Art and Architecture
- 2007 Catholic Press Association First Place Award for his book, Godís House Is Our House: Re-imagining the Environment for Worship
- 2005 Elected as an Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects
- 2005 Steffler Award in Design from the artist organization Christians in the Visual Arts
- 2003 Georgetown University Center for Liturgy Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Liturgical Life of the Church in America
- 1994 Elbert Conover Award from the Interfaith Forum on Religion Art and Architecture for contributions to the field of religious architecture
- 1983 Distinguished Service Award from Christ the King Seminary for contributions to the field of religious architecture.

 
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