Sep 25, 2015
RAMSA's David Pearson to Lead AIA Tour of the Immanuel Chapel
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Immanuel Chapel, Virginia Theological Seminary, 3737 Seminary Road Alexandria, Virginia
RAMSA Associate David Pearson will lead a tour of the new Immanuel Chapel at Virginia Theological Seminary, the largest of the accredited seminaries of the Episcopal Church, as part of AIA Washington, D.C.'s DesignDC 2015 conference. He will be joined by landscape architect Michael Vergason, along with Harry S. Benjamin and Daniel F. C. Hayes of Design Point Tours.
The new chapel replaces the historic chapel, which served the Seminary from 1881 until it was destroyed in a fire in October 2010. The chapel functions as a space to teach seminarians to lead worship. In concert with the pedagogical mission of the Seminary, we have been careful to design a flexible worship space, one that serves as an understated backdrop to a range of liturgical purposes from large-scale celebrations to intimate services in which seminarians, the local congregation, and the global Episcopal Commune can worship together. These configurations support the Seminary's mission of forming men and women for lay and ordained leadership within the community, with particular attention to raising leaders for the Episcopal Church.
RAMSA Partners Robert A.M. Stern and Grant Marani led the design of the Immanuel Chapel.
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