Austin’s Community First Village
HOPE Chapel is a micro-chapel serving the Community First Village, a 27-acre non-profit development of micro-homes created for the homeless population of Austin. Our architect, David Carroll, was honored to be part of the project.
The Chapel is wrapped with continuous metal panel sheets in a tent-like form, resembling the ancient Tabernacle. On the gable ends, translucent Polygal panels allow diffused sunlight to enter the space; creating a soft meditative light. At night, these panels transform the Chapel into a glowing lantern; guiding residents to the space.
With the ability to house a total of 250 residents, the Community First Village is projected to reach full capacity early next year.