Yearly Archives: 2016


Breaking Ground!

By | June 27th, 2016|Categories: News, Projects|

You know it is summer in the AEC industry when shiny shovels start showing up! Four of JNKA’s current projects - St. Francis Xavier in LaGrange, Wheaton Academy in West Chicago,  St. Peter the Apostle in Itasca,  and Our Lady Seat [...]

Holy Family Chapel in Granada Newsletter

By | May 20th, 2016|Categories: News|

The Holy Family Chapel at the Darien Study Center is featured in Granda Liturgical Arts March newsletter. JNKA worked in concert with Granda, a 125 year old religious art studio located in Madrid, Spain, to design liturgical furnishings that compliment and [...]

The People or the Steeple? An Examination of Sacramental Architecture among Parishioners

By | April 6th, 2016|Categories: Articles|

The People or the Steeple? by: Kevin C Manning, Nicholas J. Watkins, and Kathryn H. Anthony, appearing in Volume 16 of the 'Sacred Architecture'  Designs among Catholic churches in the post-Vatican II era have been diverse.  These changes have evoked [...]

2015 ALA Design Awards

By | March 18th, 2016|Categories: News|

Dave Kuhlman, President of JNKA, had the privilege of serving as a judge for the Association of Licensed Architects  2015 ALA Design Awards program.  JNKA's projects that have won ALA awards in past years include First United Methodist Church (2013 Silver Medal [...]

A Case for Diversity in the Design of Catholic Churches

By | March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Articles|

The Catholic Church possesses a rich tradition of artistic beauty. From east to west flow many artistic traditions, styles, and points of emphasis based on diverse cultural values, traditions and backgrounds within the global Catholic Church. But the goal of [...]

2015 Brick in Architecture Awards

By | January 12th, 2016|Categories: News|

The results are in for the 2015 BIA awards. (No JNKA projects were entered this year since our very own Dave Kuhlman served as one of the judges). Congrats to all the entrants and winners!…/Brick-In-Architecture-Awards