Arkansas House of Prayer

Little Rock, Arkansas

Arkansas House of Prayer

An interfaith haven set apart in nature.

Designed to blend seamlessly into its heavily wooded site, the Arkansas House of Prayer is constructed with naturally aging materials, including copper, native Arkansas stone and Cypress wood. As such, the building’s exterior is constantly changing, just like the natural world around it. Over the years, the Arkansas House of Prayer has melded into its environment, blurring the line between the built world and the natural. 

Other key features include translucent glass, hidden skylights, and scalloped wood walls. Detailed landscaping provides a welcoming path and meditation garden, both of which signify the beginning of a journey to visitors as they approach this natural, intimate space.

 

Awards

Wood Design & Building Magazine, North American Wood Design Citation + Faith & Form and The Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (IFRAA)

Religious Architecture Design Merit Award, New Facilities Category

Client: Episcopal Archidiocese of Arkansas

Studio: Grow

Market: Worship

Size: 2,000 Square Feet

Scope: New Construction

Services: Architecture

Delivery Method: Negotiated Contract

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