Indiana Wesleyan University, Prayer Chapel

Marion, Indiana

  • FIRM

    Design Collaborative


    Indiana Wesleyan University

  • AREA

    1,100 sq.ft.





The new Indiana Wesleyan University Prayer Chapel is a key element in defining and establishing the campus’ new student quad. With seating for 25 people, its main purpose is for prayer and reflection, creating spiritual vitality at the heart of the campus. Existing mature trees, site contours, retaining walls for seating, and sidewalks define the boundaries of activity ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY24COST PER SQ FT$564.00FEATURED IN2001 Architectural Portfolio and quiet introspective spaces.

Limestone ashlar veneer and cut limestone trim detailing create the impression of a building that has been standing for hundreds of years. Slate roofing and flooring work with the heavy limestone to create a sense of stability and strength.

Oak timber trusses and tongue-and-groove ceiling planking combine with plaster and oak trim to establish a historical feeling. All of the custom windows are adorned with stained glass handcrafted by a university art professor.

To top it off, a copper tower draws attention to the center of campus, while housing a new electronic bell carillon.