Ramapo College, Salemeno Spiritual Center

Mahwah, New Jersey

In an effort to bring tranquility and spiritual peace to the day-to-day routine of the campus community, the center facilitates formal group services as well as individual meditation and contemplation. The center’s design is a testament to the acceptance of varied spiritual beliefs and multicultural openness. The faceted exterior of the main space is evocative of an ancient tent, a space hospitable to personal contemplation. Narrow bands of glass wrap the sides of the structure providing framed views of the pastoral setting. A north facing clerestory offers illumination during the day or a glimpse of stars at night.

Ramapo College