The Sacred Space at Northeastern University Boston, MA, 1998 Architect: Office dA

In the summer of 2019, Eric Salitsky researched the global phenomenon of multifaith worship spaces by traveling to various cities throughout the U.S. and Europe to study and photograph this unique architectural typology. He visited more than 50 sites in New York, Boston, London, Manchester, Zurich, and Berlin to document the various ways that designers and facility administrators address the inherent challenges of accommodating the prayer needs of various religions in a single space.

Curator: Eric Salitsky

The Global Phenomenon of Multifaith Worship Spaces was made possible in part through the support of AIANY and the Center for Architecture’s Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant.

Eric Salitsky is a recipient of the 2018 LeBrun Travel Grant. His interest in multifaith spaces began as an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and religious studies and was an interfaith fellow at the Lubar Institute. After graduating and working in the field of interfaith dialogue, his interest focused on how architecture impacted the spaces that those programs were hosted in, prompting him to pursue an M. Arch at the Pratt Institute, where he developed his master’s thesis on a theoretical proposal for a National Center of Interfaith Worship in Washington D.C. Salitsky was working at the interior design firm ICRAVE when he received the LeBrun Travel Grant, allowing him to continue his research of multifaith spaces. He is currently a designer at ESKW Architects.

Image: The Sacred Space at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 1998. Architect: Office dA.

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The Global Phenomenon of Multifaith Worship Spaces is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.