Meditation Chapel

The California Pacific Medical Center Chapel located at the Pacific Campus is a 250 square foot non-denominational meditation space to serve the hospital’s patients and their family members. Envisioned as a place of contemplation, the design was inspired by the transitional process of portal, passage and sanctuary common in many worshipping practices. At the entry, a composition of art glass and water stimulate the senses and provide a threshold from the sterility and chaos of a hospital environment. The circle, a pure geometrical form, is interpreted into a truncated cylinder symbolizing the infinite nature of spirituality while creating a sanctuary for reflection.

Barbara Shands, Project Architect for SMWM
In collaboration with Martin-Vegue Design Studio and Glass Project