Professors of Architecture Chris Bardt and Kyna Leski and their architectural firm 3SIX0 have much to celebrate as they begin 2009: one of their recent commissions, the 60-seat children’s chapel for the Shepherd of the Valley United Methodist Church in Scituate, RI, has already garnered much recognition, only two months after its consecration.
As architecture critic William Morgan noted, in designing their first church, the firm “tried to balance the practical needs of the congregation with explorations of the spiritual. […] Without spending a fortune, the church became a patron of good architecture. And, because of their desire to create a sacred space, the architects gave Shepherd of the Valley Church a real treasure.”
3SIX0 learned in late fall that their chapel had won an Honor Award (Gold) from the Rhode Island AIA, one of two they won - out of three state-wide awards. Congratulations, Chris and Kyna.