McGowan Center for Christian Studies
The project consists of a 212-seat sanctuary and support space for Christian studies and faculty offices. Located in the heart of the campus, the 8,000-square-foot structure has an 85-foot steeple, a visible landmark from most any surrounding area. Designed in the mountain Gothic style, the exterior veneer consists of river stone base. The entry is framed in heavy reclaimed timbers. Recessed Gothic windows punctuate the stucco and stone facade.
The chapel's artistic treasure is a fresco, Return of the Prodigal Son, by internationally-known artist Ben Long. Two classrooms (which can be combined into one large lecture room or reception hall) have been equipped with student and faculty computer connections and audio-visual equipment. In addition, there is a seminar room, smaller conference room, five offices for the faculty, an office for student workers and a kitchenette.