The Oracle Institute

The Peace Pentagon

Rear View
Basement Level

On June 8, 2012, The Oracle Institute broke ground on the Peace Pentagon, (designed by PassivHaus architect Adam Cohen) during the 100 Shovels Groundbreaking Ceremony. Below are progress pictures. Please visit when the Peace Pentagon is completed!

Front View
Main Floor

Click on any thumbnail image below to view a slideshow:

100 Shovels Groundbreaking Ceremony

  • 100 Shovels!
  • George Santucci Talks as Laura George Looks On
  • Reverend Duval and Laura George
  • Jow Wilson, Goerge Santucci and Friends
  • And the Band Played On!
  • Group Shot
  • Laura and Her Favorite Shovel
  • Pat George and Charlotte Hanes Yuk it Up

Site Surveys by Don Dudley
Site Work by Gary Ball Construction

  • Peace Pentagon Site Before Work Began
  • Peace Pentagon Road Before Work Began
  • Don Dudley and Associate Confers with Steven Greif
  • Shadow Leads the Way For Don dudley and Team
  • The Tree Cutters Take a Break
  • Gary Ball Transforming the Site Grade
  • Lets Move (part of) a Mountain!
  • Laura Takes Her Turn on the Roller
  • Final Grade - Peace Pentagon Site

Foundation Work
Underslab Plumbing by G&B Plumbing

  • Foundation Prep Work Complete
  • Pouring the Footers
  • Pouring the Footers With a Little Special Magic
  • Concrete Wall for the Basement
  • Foundation Overview
  • Swami Beyonandonda Comes to Visit
  • More Concrete Slab Walls

Framing by Highland Builders

  • Basement Framing - Classroom and Dining Hall
  • Basement Completed
  • Main Floor Framing
  • Sean Conroy Inspects the Basement
  • Main Floor Framing - Continued
  • Almost Ready to Roof
  • The Roof Goes On

Structural Timbers by Harmony Timber Works

Pentagon Timbers

Window, Walls and Roof by Branson Construction

  • Roofing!
  • Roofing!  (continued...)
  • Building the Portico
  • Installing the Chapel Windows
  • Cliff Kayser Comes to Check Out the chapel
  • Roofed and Wrapped - Front View
  • Roofed and Wrapped - Rear View