Infinity Chapel by hanrahanMeyers architects click here to see all photos of Infinity Chapel on hanrahanMeyers.com
Victoria Meyers of hanrahan Meyers architects will be participating in a panel discussion on Sustainability and Religious Architecture at the Center for Architecture on Monday October 26th, details below. hanrahan Meyers architects (hMa) have completed one church in Queens, New York (Church of the Light). In addition to Infinity Chapel, the firm currently has a new Buddhist retreat in construction in Claverack, New York.
In addition to developing a track record for religious buildings, hMa has a reputation for sustainable and Green design. hanrahan Meyers have been the master plan architects for Battery Park City's North Neighborhood since 1997. In that capacity, hMa has overviewed the construction of over 1 million square feet of green construction, including several acres of sustainable, green landscape design. hMa wrote the design guidelines for all buildings built in the North Neighborhood since 1997, including the Solaire, the first LEED certified high-rise residential building. hMa currently has a 65,000 square foot community center in construction at Battery Park City which is headed for Platinum LEED certification.
To read more about hMa's architectural projects related to sacred spaces, as well as the firm's cutting edge green designs, go to the firm's website, www.hanrahanMeyers.com, and click on 'sacred spaces' or 'green', under 'Projects'.
God Comes to Earth : Designing Sacred Spaces for Environmentally Sensitive Times
When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MONDAY, OCTOBER 26
The Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
NY, NY 10012
For many religious groups, caring for the environment is not an option but a spiritual imperative. For such congregations, green design goes beyond building materials and systems to address the relationship of the building to the site and of the congregants to nature. The relationship of man to nature and nature to spirituality has dramatically changed in this era of environmental awareness.
The program God Comes to Earth explores ways in which architects can design places of prayer that acknowledge this paradigm shift. Sustainability will be a key factor.
- Michael J. Crosbie, Ph.D., AIA, Editor of Faith & Form
- Rabbi Lea Cohen, Congregation B’Nai Chaim, Georgetown, CT
- Alexander Gorlin, FAIA, Alexander Gorlin Architects
- Victoria Meyers, AIA, Hanrahan Meyers Architects
- Henry Stolzman, FAIA, PKSB Architects, P.C.
view of Reading Room: hanrahan Meyers architects' Infinity Chapel click here to see all photos of Infinity Chapel on hanrahanMeyers.com