The West Texas Monastery explores the intersectionality of the sacred and profane, where living cells and social spaces run east and west along this desert-mountain site in light steel frameworks; spiritual spaces - an underground chapel and a central baptistery - run north and south. The living units are punctuated by concrete communal prayer cores with unexpected organic interiors, which serve to connect back to the church as a reminder that the sacred and profane are not, in fact, separate and distinct, but the sacred informs and integrates into the everyday.   Integrative Studio, UTSOA, Fall 2017 in collaboration with David Burns, M.Arch I Candidate
       
     
Street View
       
     
Parking Garage Housing
       
     
Courtyard
       
     
Convex
       
     
Sustainable Habitat for Humanity House