Church of Our Lady of
Indiana, 1999

One of 16 finalists from 268 projects submitted in this international competition.

A designated pilgrimage center and a parish complex providing for a congregation of one thousand. The siting, plinth and splayed geometry provides an iconic presence in the fields of rural Indiana. The idea explores the reuse of timbers salvaged from old barns. Ancillary volumes, administrative spaces, and a tornado shelter are all housed beneath a civic podium, upon which stands the body of the church nave.