Saint-Margaret Convent

Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Year: In Progress
Client: The Episcopal Diocese
Type: Religious Architecture

Established in 1927, Saint-Margaret’s Convent provides a safe environment for the nuns of the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti to carry out their services. Located in the heart of downtown Port-au-Prince, the convent’s facilities were destroyed during the 2010 earthquake.

Studio Drum Collaborative was commissioned to design a new ten-bedroom building in which the nuns could seamlessly carry out their daily rites. Nestled in dense vegetation, the convent’s new designs will preserve the sanctuarial atmosphere of the nuns’ religious immersion. In addition to residential units for the nuns, the amenities in Saint-Margaret’s Convent will include a private chapel, office rooms and common spaces for visitors.