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Kate and Laurance Eustis Chapel at Ochsner Clinic

​As part of Ochsner’s “community of care” philosophy, this small interdenominational chapel serves the contemplative and spiritual needs of patients, families, and staff. Working collaboratively with a focus group of Ochsner staff and local artisans, the design team created a space to allow for flexible, non-permanent placement of specific religious iconography by introducing more universal themes of healing and reconciliation to engage visitors with the spiritual. Water is introduced in a manner that alludes to its healing, life-giving properties. Light, scale, proportion, and material treatments also serve to engage visitors with memories of the sacred. Three distinct spaces serve the programmatic needs of the project: the chapel, enveloped by a woven, hand-crafted wood ceiling, provides seating for small groups, while two adjacent rooms are available for more intimate or private meditation.

Location: New Orleans, LA Map This Location
Size: 1,000 square feet
Year of Completion: 2002
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