Dominican University Chapel
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Dominican University Chapel

November 21, 2014
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

Project Type

Church / Chapel

Architect / Principal in Charge

Peter Pfau, FAIA, LEED AP

Designer

Melanie Turner

Project Scope

LEED & Green Building

Project Manager

Casper Mork-Ulnes

Square Footage

8,500 GSF

Photographic Credits

Pfau Long Architecture

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