Trinity Christian College, Martin & Janet Ozinga Chapel

Palos Heights, Illinois

  • FIRM

    Wight & Company

  • CLIENT

    Trinity Christian College

  • AREA

    40,000 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $6,000,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    1/2001

The Martin & Janet Ozinga Chapel is a signature building for the Trinity campus and is the architectural centerpiece of the college. Constructed in red-brick masonry, limestone and green gabled roofs, the Ozinga Chapel is contextually compatible with the architectural fabric of the campus.

The new 40,000-square-foot chapel is a multifunctional facility that serves a ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONFEATURED IN2002 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYChapels/Worship Centers of needs, ranging from academic uses such as lectures and speaker series, or music rehearsal and performance, to community worship and convocations.

The cruciform-shaped building contains an assembly room for 1,200 spectators with a performance stage sized for full orchestra and chorus. Large rehearsal spaces for both chorus and orchestra are provided, along with practice room facilities, keyboard classroom and faculty offices.

The grand lobby serves not only as the main arrival space, but also as a venue for receptions and banquets. A large six-panel, stained-glass mural depicting the academic mission and core values of the college is installed in this space.