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  • Clemson University worked with BOUDREAUX architects to design a new campus chapel.
  • Clemson University new Samuel J Cadden Chapel was completed in 2021.
  • Clemson University chapel is a place of refuge on campus for people of faith and no faith.
  • BOUDREAUX architects designed the Samuel J Cadden Chapel on Clemson Campus.
  • BOUDREAUX architecture is an expert designer of higher education campus spaces.
  • Clemson University‚Äôs new Chapel utilizes natural materials and an expressive wood structure to create a welcome place.
  • Wooden interior brings nature inside the Clemson Chapel designed by BOUDREAUX.
  • The Clemson Chapel is a jewel on the Green Spine at University designed by BOUDREAUX.

Clemson University Samuel J. Cadden Chapel | Clemson, SC

After developing conceptual designs to test multiple campus sites and then developing fundraising imagery on the ultimate site, our team was honored to be selected to design the Samuel J. Cadden Chapel. Connected to nature and its campus surroundings, the Chapel utilizes natural materials and an expressive wood structure to create a welcome place of respite for both celebration and remembrance. Taking advantage of its hillside site, the chapel features a main level gathering space for 120. The lower level includes two private meditation rooms and a gallery for smaller events that opens to the surrounding Memorial Garden. Sensitive to the environment, the brick piers on the north and south walls are structured internally by cross laminated timber panels and the design integrates a geothermal heating and cooling system. A student driven project envisioned foremost as a place of serenity and introspection, the Chapel is also reservable by student organizations for faith-based and cultural programs and by the broader community for weddings and cultural events.