This interfaith chapel, located at Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg, Oregon, serves as a refuge for both patients and visitors. Created by converting and expanding a low-ceilinged clinic, its design employs simple finishes such as white plaster and hemlock for ceilings and walls and wood flooring. Natural light enters through a large stained-glass window to illuminate the altar and 15th-century Spanish crucifix, while sculpted bronze doors announce the entry. A shade garden shields the chapel from sun and noise and provides additional contemplative space.


RB/A received a Merit Award for Liturgical Design from “Faith and Form Journal” and a Merit Award for Excellence in Design, from AIA/IIDA.

Location: Roseburg, Oregon

Size: 1,900 SF

Project Team: Jack Walling - Designer, Richard Brown AIA,

                       Manfred Grabski, Brint Riggs, Andrew Bernaus,

                       Parker Bloser, Erin Britt Kummer, and Kim Meyers

Contractor: Turner Construction Company

Photographer: Bruce Forster Photography



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