Collegeville, Minnesota


Episcopal House of Prayer

Market
Worship
Region
Midwest USA
Client
Episcopal House of Prayer
Project Size
4,000 Square Feet
Status
Complete

New Construction, Retreat Center

Intended as a place for spiritual retreats of all denominations, House of Prayer provides a comfortable environment for individual or guided meditative retreats. Cuningham Group designed the facade to be restrained and forthright on the approach side, and open and organic in appearance on the side facing the forest. A stone wall separates the private meditative compartments from the social areas in the center.

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Custom-designed windows reflect a contemporary flavor, while traditional elements are found throughout the building. Master planning the project also required sensitivity to the heavily wooded site, to maintain its natural integrity. Minimal disruption to the natural environment and the use of natural materials during construction gives this retreat in the woods added appeal.

Awards

American Institute of Architects Minnesota
25-Year Award, 2015

Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (IFRAA) Design Award
Religious Architecture, 1992

Minnesota Society of the American Institute of Architects
Honor Award, 1992