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.
You can read more on the Community First Village through HUFFINGTON POST or on KVUE.