Colombiere Jesuit Community is located in Baltimore, MD, and provides assisted living and a place of worship to older Jesuits as they continue their ministry. Designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, the facility speaks to the community’s practical needs while honoring its members’ spiritual commitment: A simple palette of wood and stone finish materials and abundant natural light emphasize the site’s pastoral surroundings, while the custom “tree canopy” in the chapel endows the space with the sacred qualities of a place of prayer.
CVM was the structural engineer for this unique project, which is explored in this video published by Jesuit National News. Produced by Halkin | Mason Photography, it reminds us of the role of the built environment as we go through our most important activities as humans. As we begin the holiday season, we hope that you are able to find your own space for reflection and connecting to our world.