Design Notes: Go Tell It On the Mountain!

May the peace, love, and joy
of this Christmas Season
fill your heart throughout the New Year

This sketch depicts the United States Air Force Academy Chapel near Colorado Springs, designed in the 1950’s by Walter Netsch Jr. of SOM.  Rising 150 feet from a stone terrace, and set against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, this beautiful national landmark chapel serves as an inspiration to me.  I first visited this chapel in 2007, and again the past summer when I discovered that it will be closed for the next four years due to a major renovation.

I look forward to visiting again in renewed glory!