The opportunity to design and build a sanctuary space carries with it great responsibility and great pleasure in equal measures. More than any other space, a sanctuary demands a kind of spatial and artistic coherence. Meaning, symbolism, and metaphor move to the center of the discussion, asking to be distilled in physical form while other considerations take a supporting role. A successfully designed chapel should not just work, it should inspire.
In this busy, overscheduled life, it can be very difficult to quiet the roar of urban necessity. A thoughtfully designed meditation room can help do some of the heavy lifting required to separate us, quiet us, and turn us inward.