Michael Meszaros

YOU’VE WORKED ON SOME LARGE CHURCH PROJECTS. WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT SACRED ARCHITECTURE? Our world is often fast-paced, loud, chaotic, and ugly. Beautiful sacred architecture allows us to have space to contemplate God in a way that offers relief from all of those difficult things. Sacred architecture is also demanding design-wise—it requires an eye for aesthetic detail that we normally associate with custom residential projects, yet with the rigor of commercial building practices.

WHAT KIND OF ARCHITECTURE CONTINUES TO INSPIRE YOU? Renaissance Italian and Roman Baroque styles shaped my understanding and love of classical architecture. I consider it a great privilege to be able to work in the same tradition now.

TELL US SOMETHING WE DON’T KNOW. I was born into a large Hungarian community and still speak the language. I’m trying to teach it to my wife and two children today.