The West Texas Monastery explores the intersection 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.
West Texas Monastery
Design: Fall 2017
Size: 100,000 square feet
Type: Monastery - Religious Live/Work
Location: Alpine, TX
In collaboration with David Burns, M.Arch I Candidate
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 with the everyday.