Abby Sandler: Based on an analysis of David Moreno’s “Untitled (2001)” the project was conceived as a non-denominational spiritual center and daycare. The plan emerged as a field of circles equal in size connected at 4 tangent points. An irregular grid breaks up this field condition connecting arcs to radii to diameters to tangents, creating a variety of interior spatial conditions. The procession through the spiritual center starts at street level and gradually descends 12 feet below ground, while the daycare remains above ground. As the adults make their spiritual descent to the main chapel or smaller gathering spaces, key sight lines are established across a central pathway through the site, allowing the children to observe this descent. In effect, the conventional roles of observer and observed have been reversed, presenting the children with a new degree in agency and authority over the site.