FFKR Architects, in response to the complexities of specialized buildings, formed the Religious Studio to focus our skill and expertise on Temple buildings and special projects for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The work of this studio began over 30 years ago with the seismic upgrade and extensive remodel work on the Hotel Utah Building as it was converted into the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. We have designed new temples in cities across the US and completed remodeling projects on historic church buildings including temples and the Tabernacle on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. Studio members are dedicated to the level of craft and quality of work needed to complete these sacred buildings. We are experienced with the principles of classical and traditional architecture and apply them to modern construction. Our expertise ranges from historic furniture and materials to the detailing of modern materials and the latest building management systems. We have experience with a broad range of materials and the most contemporary techniques for sustainable design and construction methods.
The Religious Studio is co-directed by Roger Jackson and David Brenchley. Combined, they have worked on more than 25 projects with the Church, six of which are historic Church buildings. Through their leadership, they have nurtured and mentored other architects and interior designers to become leaders and experts in these Temple projects.