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Loyola Medical Center: Galvin Chapel
Report on ecumenical service changes, Illumination,
and mechanical needs
The existing large chapel needed modifications to reflect the ecumenical
changes and to accommodate the pastoral care and patient needs in counseling
by providing allotted space.
Three schemes illustrated various intimacy concepts including sanctuary
design for ecumenical requirements and space for pastoral care.
Additionally, an evaluation of the stained glass windows depicting the
Beatitudes lacked color rendition because the chapel floor level was below
grade level with the windows positioned in a recessed well with little
Our lighting consultant developed an artificial indirect illumination system
that restored the color rendition, as well as addressed the proper reading
light and, in particular, highlighting the sanctuary cross, religious
statues, and the Stations of the Cross.
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