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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 [...]

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 [...]