Rohrer Studio

Notre Dame of Maryland University Chapel Gathering Space

Notre Dame of Maryland Chapel Gathering Space

Baltimore, Maryland | 1,025 square feet | Religious, Educational



The  design team was tasked to create a gathering space within an existing college campus academic building to serve the adjacent, recently renovated historic Chapel.  The narrow space was required to remain a functional, public corridor for the academic building, while also providing a place for guests to mingle before and after events held in the Chapel. The dual use of the space enhances the presence of the spiritual heart of the campus and evokes the rich history of the college. The design blended the palate of the Chapel into the adjacent academic building while integrating details and incorporating architectural assets that were rediscovered in the demolition phase. An emphasis on material integrity and light enhanced the area, giving it a sense of place.

2010 ASID Maryland Chapter Award
2009 Building Congress & Exchange Awards