Deep Dive: St. Ann’s Adoration Chapel
St. Ann’s Church in Manlius converted their former Daily Mass Chapel, adjacent to the Main Church, to an Adoration Chapel. Teitsch-Kent-Fay Architects, P.C. assisted the Parish with this new design.
The process began with a review of the existing conditions, both the physical parameters of the space, as well as the existing mechanical / electrical components. A program was developed, followed by schematic sketches, and various review sessions with the Pastor and members of the Parish. A three dimensional CGI study model assisted in this process. Existing elements, such as historic stained glass pieces remain in the space.
The new Chapel is organized around a diagonal axis, beginning at the new entrance and processing and focusing on the Sacrament. Specific lighting was installed to allow various “scenes”, including private meditation, small group gatherings, with the focus always on the Sacrament. A new exterior window with repurposed stained glass is balanced symmetrically with a newly commissioned stained glass window in an LED light box
The new Chapel is fully accessible, and provides the Parish with a quiet, contemplative space, open throughout the day for private devotion. Teitsch-Kent-Fay Architects, P.C. would like to thank the Parish for allowing us to participate in this beautiful jewel of a project.