Vivekananda Monastery and Retreat
Fennville, MI
Master planned and designed several phases in the expansion of this traditional Hindu Monastery in Fennville, Michigan, working with the groupís building committee, developing construction details that could be built by the monks themselves under a tight budget. The scope of work for this former farm compound included design of a new reception wing and courtyard terrace over a sky lit 350 seat lecture hall, renovations of existing buildings for a chapel and library, and design of retreat residences on an adjacent property.

View of model showing additions

Master plan for site includes new reception area (2), bermed conference facility (4), men's residence (5), and separated public and service entries.

View of pre-existing structure