Duncan Stroik's Chapel at Hillsdale College

It has been a bit since we have had the opportunity to feature an architectural project and today I wanted to turn our readers' attention to Christ Chapel at Hillsdale College in Michigan, executed by Duncan Stroik, Architect.

The work of Duncan Stroik is perhaps best known in relation to the chapel of Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California and the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and in the case of Christ Chapel, Stroik brings his deep grounding and experience in the Catholic architectural tradition to a chapel that is not a specifically a "big-C" Catholic one, but which is grounded in a "small-c" sense of catholicity, rooted in the classical tradition.

The chapel has received a great deal of good press from well respected periodicals such as The New Criterion and Stroik commented that his inspiration for this particular chapel came from Christ Church, Philadelphia and St. Martin in the Fields, London.

This is a project that exudes craftsmanship and quality and brings with it a number of details that will be of our interest to our readers. Without further ado then, let's take a look at some of those details.

Further reading:

Christ Chapel Architect Speaks on Design Process (The Collegian)
Christ Chapel at Hillsdale (Touchstone Magazine)
A Genuinely Transgressive ActThe New Criterion)

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