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The Sacred Space and Cultural Studies (SSCS) concentration studios introduce and/or
advance (depending
on the students' background and level) fundamental skills, attitudes,
and knowledge necessary to build expertise on how spirituality, culture and architecture
interact and affect one another.

In this particular iteration, we study funerary architecture vis-à-vis the role that death plays
in today's civilization, specially as it pertains to emotional, ethical (critical), and religious
affairs. This is done by designing an urban, non-denominational burial chapel in downtown
Washington DC. The
studio is co-directed by Finnish architect Juhani Pallasmaa, who is
the 2011 Walton Critic and faculty in residence at CUA architecture.

Julio Bermudez ..... .. Juhani Pallasmaa.... ....CUA architecture..... .. CUA homepage