Richard S. Vosko

Musings on religion, art and architecture

Brief Biography


  • A liturgical designer and consultant working in North America since 1970.
  • Over 600 lectures and consultations including 36 consultations for Jewish congregations
  • Thirty major or keynote addresses at conferences or conventions
  • 135 building & renovation projects successfully completed, dedicated
  • Thirteen Roman Catholic Cathedral projects completed, dedicated
  • Frequent invitations to give major speeches on the environment for worship.
  • Extensive writings on topics pertaining to sacred space.
  • Past Fellow and Consultant, Synagogue 2000 & 3000, New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA
  • Past lecturer and mentor: Institute for Liturgical Consultants, Chicago, IL
  • Past adjunct faculty: St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry, Albany, NY
  • Adjunct faculty: Union of Reform Judaism, New York, NY
  • Visiting lecturer: Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY
  • Consultant: Architecture & Building Commission, Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany
  • Catholic priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, NY.


Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, China, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palestine, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Wales


Ph.D., Syracuse University

M.F.A., Syracuse University

M.A., University of Notre Dame

M.Div., Christ the King Seminary

B.A., St. Bonaventure University

A.A. Mater Christi Seminary


  • Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects
  • North American Academy of Liturgy – Founding Member
  • Catholic Academy of Liturgy – Founding Member
  • Societas Liturgica – An International Society for Liturgical Study and Renewal
  • Faith & Form magazine, current Editorial Committee
  • Interfaith Forum on Religion Art and Architecture — now Interfaith Design (past chair and board member)
  • Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions (past board member)
  • Interfaith Forum on Religious Art & Architecture, American Institute of Architects, (past Advisory Group Chairperson)
  • The Liturgical Conference (past board member)
  • Society of Art, Religion and Contemporary Culture
  • Synagogue Studies Institute, Synagogue 3000, Past member of Advisory Group 
  • Architecture, Culture and Spirituality
  • Presbyterate, Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany