Temple Design Update: The First Meeting

We recently welcomed Patricia and John Patkau of Patkau Architects at the Ashram for three days, to begin the conceptual design process for the next Temple of Light.

They toured the Ashram and gathered as much information as they could ­– everything from our hopes and dreams of a sacred space to practical needs (a cleaning closet!) to topographical maps.

The Patkaus’ non-linear approach and willingness to work with our unique community created a harmonious meeting of minds and hearts. We look forward to working with them over the next three months to realize a design that speaks to our vision.

Swami Lalitananda caught up with them during their visit to ask a couple of questions.


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