Catherine McAuley Chapel
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