Overview

Bigelow Chapel

at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities

New Brighton, Minnesota

Overview

Clad in textured precast stone and infused with warm interior light, the 5,300-square-foot Bigelow Chapel has become the architectural focus of the United Theological Seminary's multi-denominational campus. The chapel sits horizontally on its site. A 42-foot-high bell tower marks the south end. A glass curtain wall defines the western façade. Inside the sanctuary, the translucent maple panels radiate warmth while the curving wood frame wraps visitors in a gentle embrace to create an intimate environment. The interior/exterior glass fins further diffuse light from the curtain wall and skylights, introducing a weightless quality.

The architectural language is beautifully executed, with immaculate detailing and elegant use of light, thoughtfully attached to the existing structures . . . a true work of art.
National AIA for Architecture Awards Jury

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Bigelow Chapel

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