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So far JNKA Architects has created 24 blog entries.

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel is LEED Certified

By | September 10th, 2019|Categories: News|

JNKA has completed our first building certified by the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED® green building program, the Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel in Grand Rapids, Michigan! The chapel has also received a CSG Cleanbuild Carbon Offset Content Label [...]

We have moved!

By | June 19th, 2019|Categories: News|

JNKA has moved  ... but not too far!  Our new office is in the same complex, but in a different wing at 250 S Northwest Hwy, Suite 310, Park Ridge, IL 60068.  Our phone number and e-mail address remains the same!

Architectural Tour of Historic Chicagoland Churches

By | October 23rd, 2017|Categories: News|

JNKA's President, David Kuhlman, just finished his 12th year serving as an architectural tour guide of historic Chicago-land churches for St. Paul of the Cross Parish. This year's tour included St. Rafael Church in Old Mill Creek, which made headlines [...]

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel Dedication

By | October 23rd, 2017|Categories: News, Projects|

We were honored to attend the dedication ceremony for Aquinas College's new chapel, Our Lady Seat of Wisdom.  To watch the liturgy follow this link.

Fr. Rizzo Retirement Dinner

By | September 25th, 2017|Categories: News|

Congratulations Fr. Rizzo on your retirement as the Pastor of St. Hubert Church and priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago! We were blessed to work with you and serve the parish on the beautiful renovation of St. Hubert Church! And [...]

JNKA’s 55th Anniversary Celebration Open House & Nickola Art Show

By | September 6th, 2017|Categories: News|

Come join us at our Park Ridge office on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm to celebrate Robert Nickola's 34-year career at JNKA, Bob's current artistic endeavors, and our 55 years as architects dedicated to serving faith-based clients! If [...]

St. Peter the Apostle Church Dedication

By | June 30th, 2017|Categories: News, Projects|

On June 25th St. Peter the Apostle Parish dedicated a new 750-seat church designed by JNKA at a Mass with Bishop R. Daniel Conlon presiding.  Click here to see a video slideshow of the project from start to finish, or read [...]

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 [...]