Texas Architect Nov/Dec 2007: Sacred Space
Texas Architect is the official publication of the Texas Society of Architects, each edition features recently completed projects and other editorial content largely written by AIA members in Texas. That collective participation was the basis of Texas Architect’s recognition by the national AIA with a 2010 Institute Honor for Collaborative Achievement.
Spiritual Direction courtesy Jeffry Gusky, M.d. The synagogue and its outdoor courtyard (far left) form the heart of the campus. The water, walkways, and greenery spiraling around the holy space serves as a reminder that all things flow from the schoolâ€™s religious foundation. The strong central axis toward Jerusalem, created by a stone colonnade and the planting of trees, suggest the distant presence of the physical origin of the Jewish faith. The spaces between buildings are carefully planned, as they are the gateways to the larger community. 1 1 / 1 2 2 0 0 7 t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 37