Friends Meeting House
To foster a quiet, contemplative setting for meditative worship, the Friends Meetinghouse achieves privacy by orienting the meeting space to the back of a courtyard, which is surrounded by mesquite and acacia trees. The design is inspired by the functional and simple spaces of early meetinghouses, which also serve as community gathering spaces. Built to a human scale with modest materials, this project is well integrated with the land and expresses the essence of Quaker spirituality.
Photography: Chris Cooper