As an extension of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (PSH) renovation project in Hyde Park, the PSH Chapel was designed to provide priests and novitiates of this organization with a designated place for worship. In addition, the chapel would serve as a local community worship space, as a result- the design is shaped to integrate interior function with the outdoor experience.
As an environmental response, linear slots were designed along the chapel’s perimeter wood seating also functioning as stands for liturgical information panels. All existing masonry surfaces surrounding the chapel interior were restored, providing a calming, warm visual palette during prayer. To further enhance indoor air quality, a calculated series of bricks were removed along one face of the masonry walls—these small cavities act as a return plenum.