Columbus, OH
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OhioHealth commissioned Rogers Krajnak Architects to design the interior of the chapel at Kobacker House, a new 24-bed inpatient center for hospice care. Situated on 10 acres of wooded property, the Kobacker House grounds include a walking path, gardens and beautiful courtyard. The chapel is prominently located next to the main lobby adjacent to a lushly landscaped garden.

Rogers Krajnak Architects created the imagery for eight new chapel window panels. As we began the design concepts for the window panels, we learned about the hospice’s belief that nature helps to nourish the spirit and promotes emotional and spiritual well-being. We listened to the stories about the strong connections that many hospice staff and families have to a beautiful pear tree at the former Kobacker House. This pear tree became the inspiration for the design of the window panels.

Rogers Krajnak Architects created sketches that illustrate the beauty of the pear tree in all seasons including the blossoms in spring, the shade in summer, the colorful leaves in fall and the beautiful branch structure in winter. From our hand drawn concept sketches, we refined the design with computer graphic software and created digital files for printing the imagery on four feet wide translucent sheets. The images were fabricated into laminated glass panels with various light transmittance qualities so that some window panels “hold the light” while other window panels provide for strategic views through the imagery into the garden beyond.