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Praise the Lord Through the Small Church Temple

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Be transported on an Odyssey viewing of some of our projects of Small Church Temples – Dedicated to the Glory of God. These efforts are emblematic of the incredible faith , efforts and tireless work of the good and dedicated people of Parishes creating a legacy – past, present and future for the ages to come.
Please click this link embark on your journey:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1a7-TAl_fL-5VjSi9xPuReOJiCe2p6_Sn/view

Enjoy,
Warmest Regards to you and yours – for a
Blessed Celebration of Christmas !

cjkamages@cjkdesign.com

www.cjkdesign.com

Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church of Metro Chicago…

St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, in Elgin Illinois, as the project moves forward toward construction in Spring. We will keep you posted on its progress. Attached is a beautiful poster, as well as a video, that shows the spirit of this incredible Church Temple, dedicated to the glory of God by CJK DESIGN, based upon it’s AXIOS prototype. Working with a great leadership team, the Parish, which has risen to the occasion and is very excited about moving forward!

Link to video is here

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Creating Heaven on Earth

In the studio of CJK Design, we work in the creation of transformative buildings, as well as the development of Sacred Space, which is related to artifacts and Iconography.

The goal within earthly budgets is to create Heaven on Earth.

We have developed a short presentation of some of our projects that beyond their beauty have become landmarks, are extraordinary, and have been implemented within ordinary reasonable budgets. We, as architects, are skilled in working with available resources and the client, as a team member, creating Heaven on Earth.

Experience and cherish this brief journey…… of beauty and illumination.

Link to our presentation on the Iconic Dome Crown.

St Sophia ,Greek Orthodox Church Elgin,Illinois …Targeted for Construction in Early Spring

Great Parish ,Leadership and Vision leads toward the initiation of construction in early spring of 2018. We are proud to work with this community as architects creating the design and vision and working with them towards the successful realization of their dreams into reality. Please view the attached links for additional information and a fantastic video.

http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171013/st-sophia-in-elgin-raising-money-for-new-byzantine-style-church

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0nOZ4W4ZEJbTkpNajBVZnI4aXc

Christ J Kamages, FAIA ACL ,PrincipalDome Int

Panocrator in the dome

C Kamages

The architect on site…..

CJK Design Group

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ph:  415-459-8677, ext.26

cell: 415-726-3047

cjkamages@cjkdesign.com 

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Progress at the Heritage Center

The Alex and Faye Spanos Faith and Heritage Center is about 85% complete.  This great project was recently toured by during the recent Clergy-Laity conference attendees and the visitors were able to comprehend the vast potential and beauty of the unfinished space.

 

Tour in the entry lobby

Tour in the entry lobby.

 

The exterior recalls the existing red barn but also takes some colors form the hills and native environment.

2 tones of red with existing barn in the distance

2 tones of red with existing barn in the distance.

 

The Chapel is set to be decorated in September by the great Dr Kordis, his first commission on the west coast.  Custom wood furnishings are on their way from Crete.

 

View towards the st Photini chapel.  Shows future mural work and iconography by Dr Kordis plus some of the furnishings.

View towards the st Photini chapel. Shows future mural work and iconography by Dr Kordis plus some of the furnishings.

 

Chapel before painting , columns and iconography.

Chapel before painting , columns and iconography.

 

Stay tuned for more progress and grand opening dates.  Visit the Heritage Center Facebook page

Christ Kamages Elevated to AIA Fellow

On January 30th the 2015 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects provided public notice that Christ J Kamages, AIA, Principal of CJK DESIGN GROUP in San Rafael, was elected to the College of Fellows.  This is a great honor and distinction in recognition of Christ’s over 33 years of multi-faceted Service, dedication, creativity and excellence in the field and profession of Architecture.

You can read his official submission to the College of Fellows here

Dormition of the Panagia Chapel  - Ascension GOC Oakland

Dormition of the Panagia Chapel – Ascension GOC Oakland

St Demetrios GOC - Saco ME

St Demetrios GOC – Saco ME

In his practice, Christ has been able to merge the many elements of a user-based systems approach and ancient, historic sacred spaces to address the modern realities of budgets, sustainability, adaptability and flexibility to create buildings that meet the myriad needs of faith communities.

St Sophia Valley Forge, PA

St Sophia Valley Forge, PA

Holy Trinity GOC Carmel, IN

Holy Trinity GOC Carmel, IN

As well as helming his practice, he has been active through the years in writing, lecturing and mentoring.  One of his greatest strengths is his ability to educate, communicate and inspire the many groups involved with a project.  This creative and holistic thinking and the practical application of that spirit and energy is what has drawn attention to and distinguished him among his peers.

St Andrew Antiochian OC - Riverside, CA

St Andrew Antiochian OC – Riverside, CA

Monastery of the Holy Theotokos the Life Giving Spring - Dunlap, CA

Monastery of the Holy Theotokos the Life Giving Spring – Dunlap, CA

 

Christ Kamages, with his National practice focused on Faith-Based communities and unique project development, is honored to be elevated to the College of Fellows.

You can read his official submission to the College of Fellows here

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Established in 1857, the American Institute of Architects is a professional association made up of Architects and a related field, which seeks to “promote the scientific and practical perfection of its members” and “elevate the standing of the profession.”  Through the AIA, standards of ethics and business practice have been developed and members hold each other up to maintain the highest standards.  Each year, the AIA selects Architects from its membership to be elevated to the status of Fellow.  Fellowship is one of the highest honors the AIA can bestow upon a member. Elevation to Fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual but also elevates before the public and the profession those architects who have made significant contributions to architecture and to society.

To become a Fellow one must first be nominated and then the nominee must put together an application including a portfolio of work.  This Application should demonstrate how the applicant has served the Profession of Architecture and the Community at large through his or her work.  Out of the thousands of applicants, 147 have been elevated this year.  Out of a total AIA membership of over 85,000 there are just 3,200 members distinguished with this honor.

On Friday May 15, the 2015 Fellows will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the AIA Convention 2015 in Atlanta.  The Ceremony will be held at the historic Ebeneezer Baptist Church.