Overview

Bigelow Chapel

at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities

New Brighton, Minnesota

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

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.

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Bigelow Chapel

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