Northwestern University Alice Millar Chapel
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1870 Sheridan Rd.
Edward Gray Halstead, 1962
Built over 50 years ago, Alice Millar Chapel's design marries a simplified Neo-Gothic form with stained glass that is unabashedly Modern. The 700-seat sanctuary has little ornament to distract from the bold, colorful abstract stained glass windows that flood the sanctuary with an ever-changing light. The entire chancel wall is covered, floor-to-ceiling, in this glass--a most unusual backdrop that highlights the uniqueness of the space. The windows are the work of Belgian-born designer Benoit Gilsoul, fabricated by the noted Willet Studios of Philadelphia. Jeanne Vail Chapel is a smaller space linked by Parkes Hall to the east. It is a much more traditional sanctuary with Gothic representational stained glass. Parkes Hall, linking the two chapels, is a multi-purpose space that hosts a variety of events including classes, conferences, receptions and large group prayers.