11. HGA, U.S.A.

HGA is a multidisciplinary design firm with its main expertise in the field of Architecture. Founded by Richard Hammel, Curt Green, and Bruce Abrahamson in 1953, HGA has come a long way with over 11 branch offices in the United State of America. They have a primary focus on creative collaborative and modern designs with forwarding thinking solutions for all kinds of problems. They have come a long way in the field of Religious Architecture by creating timeless and significant designs that appease the human soul with its beauty and serenity.  

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Best Works: 

United Methodist Church of the Resurrection (Kansas)
Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum (Minnesota)
Temple Israel Expansion and Renovation (Minnesota)

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12. Kirksey Architecture, U.S.A.

Founded in 1971 by a young Architect named John Kirksey and a few other friends, Kirksey Architecture is now one of the leading Architecture firms in Texas. They have been designing Religious Buildings throughout Texas and have been greatly appreciated for their works. They understand the importance of maintaining the purpose of Religious Space whilst experimenting with the design. Their Churches are examples of such architectural excellence. They build spaces that are inviting, comfortable, and inspiring for Social Gatherings. 

Best Works: 

Houston’s First Baptist Church Cypress and Downtown
River Pointe Community Church

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13. Harmer Architecture, Melbourne 

Harmer Architecture is an architecture and Interior Designing firm working in Melbourne and Regional Victoria. Founded by Phillip Harmer, this firm has pushed boundaries in the field of Religious Architecture Design. They have a talented design team that provides creative designs for buildings with a sole purpose of supporting the community to engage in spiritual activities with ease and comfort whilst creating new cultural understandings. 

Best Works: 

Atrium of Holy Angels Mausoleum
Plaza of Holy Angels Mausoleum
Boat Church Corio
St. Albans Uniting Church

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14. RDG, U.S.A.

RGD is a USA based Architecture Firm that has been operating for the past 50 years. They have created multiple Religious Buildings with challenging designs and creative solutions. Their motto is to Create. Meaning. Together. RDG has lived by this motto throughout their time wherein they have created meaningful designs with respect for the community and its religions. 

Best Works: 

Seven Dolors Catholic Parish (Manhattan)
St. James Catholic Church (Kearney)
Church of the Nativity (Leawood)

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15. BLDD Architects, Illinois

BLDD Architects is a team of architects focused on making inspired buildings that make a mark on the surroundings. They have a specific team of architects that design Religious places. They create places of worship that glorify GOD and allow the audience to focus solely on the beauty and spiritual connectivity. 

Best Works: 

Centennial Chapel (Illinois)
Bethany Baptist Church (Illinois)
New Life Covenant Church (Illinois)

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