The congregation had a suburban flat field site and they held an open competition for the design of a sanctuary, school, and community center.
Throughout the project, we concentrated on the differences as well as parallels between places of movement and places of destination. The cloister walk for meditative prayer moves around the sanctuary and through the ark walls. The promenade celebrates the passage between various events and acts as the main spine of the building that invites an introspective pace. Even the entrance drive slopes down underneath the outdoor plaza, engaging the vehicular traffic to the community space.
Lynn Gaffney, Eduardo Villagomez