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Opening Spaces Campaign & Master Site Plan

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
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Opening Spaces Campaign

Illuminating the next 50 years

Opening Spaces is a vital capital project focused on enriching the Rothko Chapel experience by preserving the Chapel as a unique sacred art site and spiritual place, and featuring a new north campus and expanded green spaces. 

In June 2017 the master site plan was approved by the Board of Directors. Over the next twelve months the Chapel collaborated with design partners to develop an innovative and holistic architectural, landscaping and lighting intervention that pays tribute to the Chapel's original design while addressing critical infrastructure needs. The design approach and materials for the Opening Spaces project were informed by a year-long feasibility study guided by the goals of the project and the founders' original intent. Central to the project are sustainability plans and efforts to ensure the landmark's future for generations to come. 

The master plan re-envisions the Chapel's campus and facilities through the following elements over two construction phases: a restoration of the Chapel building including a reconfigured entryway and lighting design, enhanced and expanded green spaces, the construction of a new energy facility, Visitor Welcome House, Program Center, Administration and Archives Building, and Meditation Garden, and a renovated Guest House.

For more information on the Opening Spaces Campaign, click here.

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Thank you for your interest in supporting Opening Spaces. Please click here for ways to donate to the campaign or donate now.

project partners

Principal Architect: Architecture Research Office
​Lighting Designer: George Sexton Associates
​Landscape Architect: Nelson Byrd Woltz
Project Manager: The Projects Group
Construction Manager: Linbeck Group

event location

  • Rothko Chapel

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