Allen Chapel

Turlock, CA

Arcsine was approached to modernize this mortuary chapel with the intent of creating a more inspiring experience. The front focal wall was redesigned to create a contemporary back-lit silhouette of a cross, refinished with a dark bamboo to further accentuate the cross and add warmth to the space. The bamboo finish was also applied to the back wall to create custom shelving and a display area. The existing curvilinear knotty pine ceiling was lightly treated with a white wash stain to brighten the overall space. Arcsine collaborated with interiors firm, Studio Hatch, to select other finishes complementing the palette and to design the custom pendant light fixtures. The exterior rock veneer was replaced with a smooth stucco finish to reflect a more contemporary aesthetic.