Windmoor Center and Chapel of St. Joseph St. Teresa’s Academy
Designed by Gould Evans and Associates, The Windmoor Center and Chapel of St. Joseph at St. Teresa’s Academy is a 10,000-square-foot building that houses four high-tech classrooms that transform into a single event space for banquets and the new 150-seat chapel.
The building will become the gateway to the campus and serve as the southern enclosure for the college-like campus quad area. A survey of students and faculty identified a need for a contemplative space with natural light.
Church of the Resurrection
The Church of the Resurrection is a new construction for the Leawood congregation designed by HGA with Gould Evans. Zahner provided the exterior secondary structure (ZEPPS), and the stainless steel cladding in Angel Hair finish on 316 alloy. Seven stainless-steel clad sails, inspired by the seven days of creation, alternate with diffuse slot windows to create a light-filled volume that draws attention upward for reflection, prayer and adoration.
The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Gould Evans worked with local fabricator A. Zahner Company to develop the design's distinctive facade, a delicate metal veil that shrouds the outside of the structure and evokes the school’s namesake, St. Teresa, the patron saint of Lacemakers.
Zahner was brought in early in the design process. Gould Evans hired the firm to design-engineer and build the facade, working through a Design Assist phase to develop the unique screen wall system.