sonscape ministries

kingston, tn

We were approached to develop an architectural vision for the client’s new retreat for people of religious callings to take rest. The site is located in the Smoky Mountains, adjacent to a lake. The program called for a retreat center, lodging for four couples & a prayer-walk. We conceived of the retreat as a campus, formed by the retreat center and four cabins surrounding a community lawn. After walking the site extensively, we perched the campus on a ridge which terminates in a perfectly scaled plateau, overlooking the lake. The prayer-walk covers most of the beautiful 65 acre site.