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All Saints Chapel p r o j e c t  All c l i e n t  The Saints Chapel, San Antonio The Texas Military Institute’s All Saints Chapel, designed Episcopal Diocese of West Texas by Ford Powell and Carson Architects and Planners, a r c h i t e c t  Ford Powell & Carson Architects & Planners d e s i g n t e a m   Chris Carson, FAIA; Roy Lowey-Ball, AIA; Viola Floor Plan 1 Chapel 2 AlteR 3 Organ 4 Sacristy 5 Elevator 6 Restroom is the school’s first landmark building on its new Hill Country campus. The formerly all-male military school recently relocated from a site in central San Antonio to Lopez, AIA c o n t r a c t o r  Browning c o n s u l t a n t s   Lundy Construction Co. & Franke Engineering (structural); ms2 Inc. its new home at the far northern edge of the city, which offers room for future growth as a co-ed prep school. (MEP); Poznecki-Camarillo & Assoc. (civil) The chapel’s principal donor asked that the 21,000-sf p h o t o g r a p h e r  Chris building be designed as “simple and strong.” Buttress- Cooper ing a steep slope and forming a backdrop for an existing Cribley Enterprises; concrete pavement / amphitheater, the chapel fills a void in the campus. materials : Alamo Concrete Products; concrete restoration : Curtis Hunt Massive walls clad in local limestone support heavy Restorations; metal materials : Empire Structural Steel; metal decking : timber trusses. A standing-seam metal roof appears to Nucor Vulcraft; lumber , prefab structural wood, glue laminated timber , float above the chapel’s encircling clerestory that floods laminates , wood ceilings : R.M. Rodgers; architectural woodwork : Impe- the interior with daylight. The tall roof extends outward rial Mill & Fixtures; waterproofing : Grace; building insulation, gypsum, to shelter an ample front porch that serves as a stage metal framing , acoustical ceilings : Baker Triangle; roof and deck insula - and gathering space. In addition to providing space for tion : the school’s 500 students to attend daily services, the r e s o u r c e s concrete pavers : CertainTeed; exterior insulation and finish systems : Alamo Foam; Strata Systems; metal roofing : Mangold Roofing & chapel also functions as a lecture hall, assembly space, Sheet Metal; metal windows and glass : Main Glass & Mirror; decorative and concert venue. A lower level contains classrooms The Cavallini Co. Stained Glass Studio; tile , wood flooring : and restrooms. All of the furnishings were designed Bexar Floor Company; paint: Sherwin Williams; signage and graphics : and custom made for the chapel. Copper light fixtures, The Southwell Company; audio / video systems : San Antonio Sound & a hand-hammered baptismal font, stained glass, and Light; ecclesiastical furniture : R. Geissler; software : DC CADD ceremonial wood doors add unique touches of crafts- vapor retarders : glazing : manship to the project. 1 6 3 N o e l l e H e i n z e 5 2 4 1 1 / 1 2 2 0 1 1 t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 73

Texas Architect Nov/Dec 2011: Arts & Science

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