The design and relocation of the Chapel at the Grace Hospital was
an extension of a larger redevelopment project that Sputnik undertook, which
included the refresh of the hospital’s main entrance, and the addition of a new
retail food service facility and several other amenities. (See Grace Hospital Entrance and Amenities
Renovation project.) The redesign of the entire area necessitated the
relocation of the Chapel to allow for better and more consistent design and
flow within the hospital.
The Chapel is a multi-use space accessible to all denominations,
with the ability to accommodate gatherings and services of all types, from traditional
church services to smudges and other ceremonies. In order to facilitate this versatility and
diversity of uses, flexible seating arrangements have been incorporated through
the use of individual chairs that can be removed or reconfigured as needed. Because no permanent religious symbols are to
be installed, Sputnik’s design also includes a storage closet for storing religious
symbols and supplies that can be brought out for specific religious ceremonies.
Other features include in the Chapel design are dimmable and zoned lighting and a custom 3-Form
Sputnik provided full Schematic Design, Design Development, and
Construction Document services for this project. We also selected and tendered the required furniture,
and coordinated its delivery and installation.
We worked with Physical Plant to get hospital administration’s approval for all phases of the
project, and consulted on an as-needed basis for Contract Administration. Construction was completed in-house by Grace