St. Croix Lutheran High School Chapel is located prominently in front of the 1950’s school to illustrate the religious significance of the school. The chapel exudes symbolism from the three shields at the building’s front exterior to the copper material in which it is sheathed. The aging copper represents life, which changes over time just as the patina changes.
Accommodating over 500 people, the chapel’s various seating arrangements meet the dynamic needs of the school. Canted windows, tilted ceiling panels, and sloped projection screen walls all contribute to the excellent acoustics. The custom baptismal font, altar, lectern, cross, and candelabras complete the space and complement the architecture. Kodet Architectural Group also completed a master plan for St. Croix Lutheran High School.
St. Croix Lutheran High School Chapel awards:
2006 – AIA Minnesota Honor Award
2006 – Visual Arts Award: Sacred Symbols and Architecture
2006 – Metal Architecture Design Awards / Smooth Walls (Award submitted by Firestone Metal Products/UNA-CLAD)
2005 – Art and Architecture Design Award, Faith & Form Magazine, Interfaith Forum on Religion Awards
St. Croix Lutheran High School Chapel in the news:
Article: “Signs & Symbols,” Architecture Minnesota, 2007