White Chapel

White Chapel on the Rose-Hulman Institute Campus

Designed by VOA Associates , the White Chapel is part of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. The project is located in Terre Haute, Indiana, and was completed in 2005.

White Chapel is a non-denominational place of prayer serving the community needs of the campus at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. The project was made possible from a generous gift from John White, a Rose-Hulman graduate and local Terre Haute businessman.

Building the Rose-Hulman Chapel

Zahner was responsible to the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology for the production and installation of the total building envelope. Zahner designed, fabricated, and installed the custom tapered roof and glazing system.

The entire surface was modeled using 3D CAD Technologies to produce custom components that would fit into the unique conical shape of the building. The surface is a No. 4 Satin Finish on Stainless Steel, panelized as a custom flat seam rain screen.

Diamond-shaped stainless steel panels clade the exterior of the nave shell. The shell is split by a series of vertical ribbon windows and a continuous ridge skylight. The entire east end of the nave is glazed so that the campus creates a backdrop for activities within the chapel.

Photo of the White Chapel during the day

Photo of the White Chapel during the day.

Aerial photograph of White Chapel at the Rose-Hulman Institute Campus

Aerial photograph of White Chapel at the Rose-Hulman Institute Campus.
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Students dive in the lake in front of the chapel at Rose-Hulman

Students dive in the lake in front of the chapel at Rose-Hulman.

Interior photograph of the chapel at Rose-Hulman

Interior photograph of the chapel at Rose-Hulman.

Photograph of White Chapel at dusk on the Rose-Hulman campus

Photograph of White Chapel at dusk on the Rose-Hulman campus.

Detail of the stainless steel panel system on the Rose-Hulman campus White Chapel

Detail of the stainless steel panel system on the Rose-Hulman campus White Chapel.

Photograph of White Chapel at dusk on the Rose-Hulman campus

Photograph of White Chapel at dusk on the Rose-Hulman campus.

Photograph of White Chapel roof at dusk on the Rose-Hulman campus

Photograph of White Chapel roof at dusk on the Rose-Hulman campus.

Photograph of White Chapel at dusk on the Rose-Hulman campus

Photograph of White Chapel at dusk on the Rose-Hulman campus.

Photograph of White Chapel at dusk on the Rose-Hulman campus

Photograph of White Chapel at dusk on the Rose-Hulman campus.

CAD View of the chapel's design

CAD View of the chapel's design.

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