hanrahan Meyers architects' Infinity Chapel has been recognized with a Citation for Design by the 2011 AIA New York State Design Awards Program.
Infinity Chapel, completed in 2010, is a 4,000 square foot cubic sanctuary where squares, golden section rectangles, and spheres surround worshippers with sacred geometries. The Chapel’s south, north and west walls curve inward, shaping the Chapel, and suggesting the presence of a sphere. The curved west wall is punctured by a large square opening to bring light to the sanctuary. The congregation looks west toward the curved wall and the outdoor Garden Sanctuary, open to the congregation through floor to ceiling glass openings behind the stage. The Chapel brings together nature, geometry and light to make a sacred space. A complete list of this year's winners can be seen here.