Franciscan Friary - Tucson, Arizona (1991-99)
A ten-cell residence for the Franciscan Friars of San Xavier. Located just north of, and adjoining, the National Historic Landmark Mission church, the "L" shaped plan defines a central courtyard. Circulation between the cells grouped around the courtyard is by means of a deambulatorio, or covered outdoor walkway, with a breeze-way opening to the northwest corner. This promotres continuous cross ventilation. There is space for a House Chapel, as well common areas (Living, Dining & Kitchen) for the Brothers. Designed in association with Jim Gresham, FAIA.
10,000 s.f. gross area.
Contractor: Morales Restoration & Builders
Status: Phases 1 & 2 completed 1999; Phase 3 completed 2004.