St. Thomas’ Church | Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania
During a master plan overview of their large 40-acre site, the congregation of the church now entering its fourth century outlined the need for a Chapel addition. Borrowing architectural parlance from the existing structure and paying homage to the complexity of site, the addition seamlessly meets the old with the utilization of the same distinctive red sandstone. Inside, hammer beam trusses recall the exposed truss structure of the main sanctuary with an added sense of lightness and cool palette of tones. Below a rose stained glass window which had long slept in storage, light streams into the Chapel from large windows featuring views of grounds and a revolutionary-era cemetery beyond.