Client: Point Loma Nazarene University
Location: San Diego, CA, United States
Completion date: 2018
Design Assist, Fabrication, Installation
Architect and Designer
Carrier Johnson + Culture
Clean lines, natural materials, and reverential elements conjure the essence of the Lyle and Grace Prescott Memorial Prayer Chapel as the spiritual and academic anchor for San Diego’s Point Loma Nazarene University campus.
In design collaboration with project architect Carrier Johnson + Culture, the Holy Trinity is evoked throughout the intimate chapel in the form of three’s, including three personal prayer niches partitioned by a trio of slatted wood screens which allow for privacy while filtering natural light in to each nook.
A 14’ reclaimed oak and stainless-steel cross stands at the heart of the space before a hickory and walnut alter. Just beyond, 38 individually hanging redwood and alder modules rise to blanket the tall, linear interior sanctuary suggesting a crown of thorns and the lifting of spirit. This too, allows for a soft natural light to filter into the space.
The goal for the project was to create an awe-inspiring yet intimate space. The sweeping arched ceiling envelops the space, creating a sense of warmth and contentment.