Desert Chapel

Winter 2015 | AIA Emerging Professionals Exhibition

Architecture is a link between the earth and sky– body and soul. The Chapel is located in a coastal desert along the edge of a mesa. The only visible entry is a narrow slot canyon carved from solid rock. Over the pulpit is a soaring wing that represents the transcendent nature of the human spirit. The juxtaposition of the submerged Chapel and soaring wing is analogous to the heaviness of the body in contrast to the lightness of the soul.