Syon Abbey: Roanoke, VA
Syon Abbey is a community of Benedictine monks located on the first ridge of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, near Roanoke. In early 2000, Hoyle, Doran, and Berry was commissioned to design a Gothic Church and supporting monastic buildings. The designs were inspired by our study of ruined English monasteries. Constructed from imported Spanish limestone, the monastery was completed in the fall of 2007.