New Sanctuary for Sufism Reoriented
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
Design Architect: Philip Johnson/ Alan Ritchie
Architect: Soga & Associates Architects Inc.
General Contractor: Overaa Construction

*2017 Craft Award, Best Marble Project, International Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers*
*Award of Merit, ENR California’s Best Projects 2017*

The design, with an astonishing 700 year life span, includes marble-clad concrete domes surrounded by contemplative gardens. Smaller domes surround a 78′ diameter central dome that is bathed in light from a 20′ diameter oculus. The exterior cladding was done in white Carrerra marble as white symbolizes purity, unity and inclusiveness. The cladding pieces were up to 3″ thick curved front and back. There were 3,000 pieces (12,000 sq. ft.) averaging 180 pounds each installed on the entire exterior. Exterior paving welcomes you to the sanctuary.

The paving is surrounding by planters. The planters cladding includes beveled dimensional stone tucked under the upper stones to create a light well for light and reflection. The center piece of the entrance is a circular infinity fountain constructed with raven black granite stone with a gold mosaic inlay.

The interior prayer hall directly below the center dome includes marble flooring inlayed with brass medallions.

” The sanctuary’s curvilinear design is based on the form of the circle. Like God, the circle has no beginning and no end.” – Murshida Conner, Spiritual Leader of Sufism Reoriented

Riverside Drive Viaduct, Granite Sculptures
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Architect: Los Angeles Department of Works
Artist: Greenmeme
Contractor: Flatiron West, Inc.


Rancho Mirage Public Library
Location: Rancho Mirage, CA
Architect: Cunningham Group
General Contractor: Tovey/Schultz Construction

Thomas Aquinas College – Chapel of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity
Location: Santa Paula, CA
Owner: Thomas Aquinas College
Design Architect: Duncan G. Stoik Architect
Architect: Rassmussen & Associates
General Contractor: HMH Construction
Facade Engineer: Swartz and Kulpa Engineering

* A 2010 Tucker Design Award Winning Project *

The main entry limestone façade includes a triumphal arch entry at the ground level and a Corinthian pediment above fluted and spiral columns along with Carrara statutes and heavily carved pediment with angels. Twenty Eight Corinthian columns with 13’ monolithic Botticino Marble shafts and Eighty Two marble pilasters articulate the walls that define the nave, crossing and sanctuary. The chapel flooring is decorated with various marble materials including Papal Coat of Arms. The exterior limestone façade consists of mostly very heavy panels and is mechanically anchored to the CMU walls using masonry through bolts along with heavy stainless steel supporting clips. The interior monolithic marble shafts with circular through holes were lifted and inserted onto the structural steel columns at the time of the structural steel erection.

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