Episcopal Academy Chapel

Location: Newtown Square, PA
Architect: Venturi Scott Brown Associates

O'Donnell & Naccarato provided structural design services for Episcopal Academy’s 900-seat chapel, which serves as the focal point for the private school campus. The 15,000 SF steel framed masonry clad building features two levels of clerestory windows. The tapered spire is cruciform shaped and its base sits directly over the alter. Significant attention was given to providing the necessary stiffness for the spire while avoiding conflicts with the cast stone veneer.