Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso University

June 03, 2021 - by commARCH
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Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso University

The Chapel of the Resurrection is the crown jewel among all other buildings in the Valparaiso University, rising above the highest point on the 350-acre campus. Used for both religious and secular events, the Chapel observed its 60th anniversary in 2019.

Founded in 1859, Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, IN, is a small, private institution of higher learning and home to one of the largest collegiate chapels in the world.


Image Credits: Jon Hendricks, courtesi of Valparaiso University

 


What was the scope of the chapel's preservation project?

Included is the replacement of its 24 soaring windows surrounding the chapel’s nave. The original 58-foot tall windows, covering a combined surface of 16,700 square feet, were removed and replaced with fixed and operable Hope’s® solid hot-rolled steel windows.

Who?

Windows: Hope's
Preservation Consultant: Architexas of Dallas


Image Credits: Jon Hendricks, courtesi of Valparaiso University

 

Why was Hope's windows chosen?

Hope’s Jamestown175 Series design suite was selected to precisely match the sightlines of the original windows, which were also precisely color-matched to the originals.

Hope’s Jamestown175 Series features hot-rolled, solid steel strong enough to allow for the narrowest frame dimensions and maximum glass area, producing the best views possible.

Why were the windows a top choice for the project?

Hope’s customizes their windows for each project’s design vision. They are handcrafted, feature fully-welded construction, and are energy efficient.

Why is the preservation project significant?

The Chapel is not only the centerpiece of the campus, but also a highly visible and cherished landmark in the surrounding community.

The Times of Northwest Indiana described it this way: “The Chapel of the Resurrection is grand and peaceful, beckoning students and campus visitors to come within, take a seat and spend a little quiet time in meditation and prayer.”
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