Rob Zinn

Rob Zinn

Jacksonville, FL, US


University of North Florida

The design competition for the University of North Florida Interfaith Chapel sought designs for a non-denominational facility to host meetings, meditations, weddings, and other intimate events. OAD concluded that the main challenge of the competition was to create more than just an impressive chapel but a place in and of itself that would highlight the unique character and seclusion of the site. The team's response engages visitors by encouraging unscripted exploration and discovery, gradually revealing the site, chapel, and accessory buildings as the user experience unfolds.

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Status: Competition Entry
Location: Jacksonville, FL, US
My Role: Architect
Additional Credits: MEP Engineering: Ossi Myler Engineering
Structural: Latitude 30 Engineering (
Civil Engineering: Bowen Civil Engineering (