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. 

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.

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Perforated curved metal for St. Teresa's Academy in the Zahner shop
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Students and faculty from St. Teresa's preview the mockup at the Zahner shop in Kansas City
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