New Store and Welcome Center
The Building Committee is continuing to discuss plans for the new Welcome Center and for the Renovation of the Gatehouse.
They would like to share with you the proposed tile design for the Welcome Center provided by Heather DeMoras Design Consultants of Rochester.The outer walls from the first drawing are then enriched by a floor-tile pattern, making it come alive. The process is tedious but rewarding. The pictures below allow a sample of choices being considered.
We can also share with you the drawings for Merton Hall.
And the furniture for Merton Hall that is being considered.
New Gatehouse and Lobby
The Abbey gatehouse and lobby is an important area where guests can enter in to the silence and solitude of the monastery.
As the plans for the store continue to materialize, we will begin planning the renovation of the Gate House Area. The lobby area will be designed in such a way as to provide space for quiet and reflection.
Heather DeMoras took the architectural designs for the renewed Gatehouse and proposed this layout.
And furniture design.
If you would like to contribute to the Gate House Project, please visit our donation page.
Stay tuned as the sketches become concepts and the concepts become reality.