The Catholic University of America

Julio Bermudez, associate professor, architecture, was mentioned in a Desert News article that linked to a story he commented in in October 2015. See below.

Why some big city churches are turning into condo developments

From: Deseret News
Date: April 16, 2016
Author: Kelsey Dallas

... Churches that trade their old sacred space for a new one need to be prepared for worship services to take on a new ambience, Deseret News National explained in October.

"In many churches, the environment will produce atmospheric conditions that propel you, invite you and nudge you into an alternative mental state," said Julio Bermudez, director of the cultural studies and sacred space graduate program at Catholic University of America, in the article. In nontraditional sacred spaces, "you have to work a little harder to get that contemplative atmosphere." ...

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