Vernacular American Byzantine architecture?

I’d like to express some appreciation for Orthodox architect Andrew Gould. Christ J. Kamages is the primary name I’ve been hearing for a few years (and not without very good reason), so Gould seems to me to be new on the scene, but having been running in Orthodox circles for all of five years I lack proper perspective on the matter. I certainly think we can only benefit from more architects who specialize in Orthodox church design, and I very much like what Gould brings to the table in terms of figuring out how churches might look at once authentically Byzantine and authentically American (a question I’ve written about in relation to another liturgical craft, too). I assume Gould would be deeply unappreciative of anybody reposting his images, so I encourage you to check out his (as well as Kamages’) website.

You can also listen to an interview with him here.


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