Overview

New Melleray Abbey

Dubuque, Iowa

Overview

In renovating the monastery church at New Melleray Abbey, HGA designers transformed an 1858 neo-gothic interior into a straightforward, understated worship space. This new design is especially appropriate for the unencumbered life of a Cistercian monastery.

The good sense of retaining the exterior intact, combined with the courageous decision to expose the masonry wall and timber trusses, had created a sanctuary of great proportions, simplicity and serenity.
National AIA for Architecture Awards Jury

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New Melleray Abbey

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