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
                    Integrative Studio
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.


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