The design for a new chapel and campus ministry building at the Dominican University of California campus will create a new spiritual “heart” for campus life, establishing a spiritual and contemplative precinct around it. The chapel will accommodate 100 people and incorporate state-of-the-art acoustical design for a range of liturgical uses including music performances, organ recitals, as well as the spoken word. The campus ministry will house the staff administration area and various chapel support components. The landscaped area surrounding the chapel will provide for exterior worship and performances for an additional 400 people.
The site is located in a beautiful wooden hillside at the eastern end of the campus. The site is approximately 1.92 acres and the chapel and campus ministries will occupy approximately 8,500 gross square feet combined. The building is design to LEED® Gold standards that embody sustainable principles from the site design through the building systems and interior finishes.
Location / year
San Rafael, CA / 2007
Church / Chapel
Architect / Principal in Charge
Peter Pfau, FAIA, LEED AP
LEED & Green Building
Pfau Long Architecture
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