Wilmington Friends Meeting | Wilmington, Delaware
A component of a larger arts wing, the School asked VMA to design a space which could facilitate both the performing arts and worship. The resulting design was inspired by both the community’s values of simplicity, humility, and warmth along with the surrounding Alapoca Woods. Interior finishes bring the forest inside with the extensive use of light maple for the paneling, stage, benches, and trusses. Connecting halls showcase the existing stone façade, celebrating truth in materiality. Light plays dual roles, not only illuminating the space but imparting a feeling of spirituality as it streams through large windows and reflects off the light wood below.
Size: 25,000 sf
350-seat multipurpose space