Sikh Temple of Wisconsin
Oak Creek, Wisconsin
How can we turn tragedy into an opportunity for understanding?
This study for the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin consists of the development of a site adjacent to the existing Gurudwara to incorporate a Sikh cultural awareness center and a memorial to victims of a 2012 mass shooting.
Following the tragedy, there was a resounding cry to promote awareness of the Sikh religion in America and a desire to express solidarity among the surrounding community. The building, landscape and garden is a reflection on memory and a celebration of the theme of unity—a chance to present Punjabi and Sikh culture to a larger audience.