Our Work / Religious

Chapel of the Cross

Madison, MS

The historic site, buildings, and grounds for the Chapel of the Cross are widely known and loved by many people from across the US. The new 280-seat Sanctuary is delicately positioned in the fabric of the existing
historic chapel grounds and is accessed by walkways through the historic cemetery. As a result of
the larger scale and size and to avoid diminishing the significance and pride of place of the original
chapel, the new sanctuary is located on the east edge of the cemetery, behind the copes of trees that
are the heart of the grounds and form the central organizing spatial structure of the campus. The
siting of the building prevents it from competing – either visually or in scale – with the original church.