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GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN C H U R C H Sioux Falls, South Dakota


A


Gloria Dei Lutheran Church is a new church for an established and growing congregation.

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C


The program for the new church included: • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Easy expandability A feeling of connectedness with the site and nature A sense of inspiration Ample natural light Visibility A worship space with good sightlines and Convenient access Good acoustics Great places for fellowship Flexibility Integrated art Integrated technology A community experience Multiple entries

D


The architect designed a stained glass art opportunity into the church and worked to develop a call-for-art; short listed several artists and ultimately selected a design by artist Scott Parsons.


Inside a cross is the focal point, surrounded by a stained glass installation symbollically expressive of the Gloria.

E


F


Panels from a locally prominent artist were relocated to the chapel.

G


H

Designed to accommodate a continuation of the growth the church has been experiencing without having to build a new sanctuary, the initial capacity of 850 can be expanded to 1,350 by relocating classrooms, etc. currently housed within the sanctuary envelope.

C

F

G

E

B D

I A


H


A tower, to be built in Phase 2 (also incorporating art) will be visible for a distance and provide a focal point for the overall composition.


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Gloria Dei Lutheran Church  

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church is a AIA South Dakota 2012 Honor Design Award winner. Located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Gloria Dei is a new c...

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church  

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church is a AIA South Dakota 2012 Honor Design Award winner. Located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Gloria Dei is a new c...

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