The Architecture of Prayer

An international survey of the contemporary church and its architecture

The Wheaton College Art Department and the President's Art Commission at Wheaton College present "The Architecture of Prayer," curated by architect Amanda Iglesias '14. The opening reception for this exhibition will take place in Adams Hall on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 4:00 PM. It is free and open to the public. 

The exhibition continues in the Armerding Center for Music and the Arts, which will feature the architectural sketches of HGA's Bill Blanski and Threshold Acoustics, who were part of the collaborative team for the project. 

Gallery Reception

Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 4:00 PM in Adams Hall. It is free and open to the public.

A Traveling Showcase

This traveling exhibition showcases drawings and travel photography of historic church buildings in dialogue with new projects built between 1999 and the present—contributed by over 20 global and local architecture firms, including:

  • Centerbrook
  • David Hotson Architect
  • HGA & Threshold Acoustics
  • Mario Botta Architetti 
  • Marlon Blackwell Architects
  • Níall Mclaughlin Architects 
  • PLY+
  • Rural Studio
  • Shigeru Ban Architects
  • Steyn Studio
  • Tatiana Bilbao Estudio

Exhibit Curator

Amanda-in-gallery.Amanda Iglesias is an architect and curator in New York City. She has professional experience in both institutional and single-family residential projects at Robert A.M. Stern Architects, a firm notable for its role in the city’s placemaking. Her gallery design and curation via the Iglesias Project seeks to enrich architectural imagination and possibility for churches. She holds a B.A. in Studio Art from Wheaton College, a Master of Architecture from Yale University, and a Master of Philosophy in Architecture and Urban Studies from the University of Cambridge.