DAVID JOHNSON MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT THIEL COLLEGE                 GREENVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA
DAVID JOHNSON MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT THIEL COLLEGE                                                 GREENVILLE, PENNSYLVANIAThe...
DAVID JOHNSON MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT THIEL COLLEGE                                             GREENVILLE, PENNSYLVANIAThe ext...
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DAVID JOHNSON MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT THIEL COLLEGE                                               GREENVILLE, PENNSYLVANIAInsid...
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DAVID JOHNSON MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT THIEL COLLEGE                                                     GREENVILLE, PENNSYLVANI...
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DAVID JOHNSON MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT THIEL COLLEGE                                             GREENVILLE, PENNSYLVANIAThe Alt...
DAVID JOHNSON MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT THIEL COLLEGE                                             GREENVILLE, PENNSYLVANIAThe Alt...
DAVID JOHNSON MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT THIEL COLLEGE                                           GREENVILLE, PENNSYLVANIAThe Ambo ...
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DAVID JOHNSON MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT THIEL COLLEGE                                           GREENVILLE, PENNSYLVANIAThe Pasch...
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DAVID JOHNSON MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT THIEL COLLEGE                                               GREENVILLE, PENNSYLVANIATrans...
DAVID JOHNSON MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT THIEL COLLEGE                                             GREENVILLE, PENNSYLVANIAAt the ...
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David Johnson Memorial Chapel At Thiel College

  1. 1. DAVID JOHNSON MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT THIEL COLLEGE GREENVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA
  2. 2. DAVID JOHNSON MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT THIEL COLLEGE GREENVILLE, PENNSYLVANIAThe project designed by William E. Brocious AIA, LEED GA at Desmone & Associates consists of a new Chapel & Liturgical Furnishings for an independent liberal arts college related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
  3. 3. DAVID JOHNSON MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT THIEL COLLEGE GREENVILLE, PENNSYLVANIAThe exterior uses red brick, limestone trim and multi-paned windows to fit into and respect the character of the 135 year old campus while maintaining its own sense of identity.
  4. 4. DAVID JOHNSON MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT THIEL COLLEGE GREENVILLE, PENNSYLVANIAThe bell tower, worship space and support space form a composition that frames the entrance doors and courtyard forming an exterior ritual gathering space.
  5. 5. DAVID JOHNSON MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT THIEL COLLEGE GREENVILLE, PENNSYLVANIAInside the light filled worship space, the laminated wood timber and steel structure as well as the rhythmic pattern of the clerestory windows and slate flooring leads the eye forward and upward through the space.
  6. 6. DAVID JOHNSON MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT THIEL COLLEGE GREENVILLE, PENNSYLVANIAThese all lead to the Altar and Ambo on a raised platform delineated by maple woodwork and honed slate flooringwith glass tile mosaic accents. A large freestanding Cross holds a Processional Cross that completes the composition.
  7. 7. DAVID JOHNSON MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT THIEL COLLEGE GREENVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA The maple woodwork continues as a bench along each side of the nave through he transitional gathering space which is definedby two large windows that flank the space. A large freestanding Cross holds a Processional Cross that completes the composition.
  8. 8. DAVID JOHNSON MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT THIEL COLLEGE GREENVILLE, PENNSYLVANIAThe Baptistery at the base of the bell tower is finished with maple woodwork and honed slate flooring with glass tile mosaic accents bringing additional focus to the Baptismal Font.
  9. 9. DAVID JOHNSON MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT THIEL COLLEGE GREENVILLE, PENNSYLVANIAThe Altar, Ambo and Font use recurring materials and design components to bring unity to the primary liturgical settings. While variations in how these elements are assembled give each its own identity.
  10. 10. DAVID JOHNSON MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT THIEL COLLEGE GREENVILLE, PENNSYLVANIAThe Altar, Ambo and Font use recurring materials and design components to bring unity to the primary liturgical settings. While variations in how these elements are assembled give each its own identity.
  11. 11. DAVID JOHNSON MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT THIEL COLLEGE GREENVILLE, PENNSYLVANIAThe Ambo is supported by two tapered wood columns & bases tied together by a powder-coated steel framework holding a cantilevered wood desktop with nickel silver bookrest.
  12. 12. DAVID JOHNSON MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT THIEL COLLEGE GREENVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA The Baptismal Font is composed of four tapered wood columns & bases tied together by a powder-coated steelframework supporting a verdigris patinated copper bowl with four channels representing the four rivers of paradise.
  13. 13. DAVID JOHNSON MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT THIEL COLLEGE GREENVILLE, PENNSYLVANIAThe Paschal Candle and Altar Candle Stands use powder coated steel and nickel silver with the Paschal Candle set apart through the use of scale and black walnut.
  14. 14. DAVID JOHNSON MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT THIEL COLLEGE GREENVILLE, PENNSYLVANIAThe Cross, Processional Cross and Stations of the Cross maintain continuity of expression yet distinguish themselves through the use of hand-painted iconography
  15. 15. DAVID JOHNSON MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT THIEL COLLEGE GREENVILLE, PENNSYLVANIAThe Processional Cross iconography portrays the Lamb of God at the center with the symbols of the four evangelists at each arm surrounded by the seraphim icons of the larger Cross.
  16. 16. DAVID JOHNSON MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT THIEL COLLEGE GREENVILLE, PENNSYLVANIATranscendent of fads and trends, the simplicity and truthfulness of materials as well as honesty of expression, give further emphasis to the Chapel’s spiritual nature.
  17. 17. DAVID JOHNSON MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT THIEL COLLEGE GREENVILLE, PENNSYLVANIAAt the same time, the liturgical progression of rituals serves as the primary theme for ordering the placement of liturgical spaces & symbols embodying the faith journey

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