AIA Honor Award: Chapel at Rio Roca Ranch

Project: Chapel at Rio Roca Ranch
Firm: Maurice Jennings + Walter Jennings Architects, PLLC
Contractor: English Heritage Homes, Michael Taylor
Location: Palo Pinto County, Texas

Rio Roca Chapel was designed by Fayetteville architecture firm Maurice Jennings + Walter Jennings Architects, PLLC, and is located along the Brazos River in Texas. The 1,080-square-foot chapel seats approximately 50 for private services, performances and weddings. Constructed of stone, glass, steel and wood, the chapel uses tension bars with turnbuckles at each to provide bracing for the wall and copper roof.

Owner/Client: Rio Roca Ranch
Project Team: Maurice Jennings, Walter Jennings, Lori Yazwinski Santa-Rita, David Pullum
Consultants: HP Engineering (MEP), Myers-Beatty Engineering (Structural)
Photographer: Walter Jennings