St. Edward's Chapel Construction Progress
On my recent visit to the project on September 16th work was underway on the roof and the stone of the cloister and significant progress had been made on roughing in the interior. The stone tracery of the new window on the east wing is in place and the window can begin to be seen in all its glory.
The chapel is the site of daily chapel celebration and the new additions will add a new sacristy space and two faculty offices on the west and a musical warm up and two rehearsal rooms on the east. The chapel is a central part of the school's music program and the site of performances and of the baccalaureate celebration at year end. The warm-up space in the east wing will provide a space for students to prepare for their performances in sound-separated from the performances ongoing in the chapel nave adjacent.
The new sacristy and vesting spaces provide preparation spaces for the school choir and for celebration of services. The chaplain and assistant will have an office in the west wing as well.
The original building was designed by Cram and Ferguson in 1949 and had a temporary sacristy addition which was demolished this spring when work began on the new additions.