Fay Jones Collection
Thorncrown Chapel
Looking up at Thorncrown from exterior
(Fay Jones Studio)
Project Details for Thorncrown Chapel

Date: 1978 - 1980

Built? Yes

Type of Project: Chapel, Study, Car Shelter

Location: Eureka Springs,  AR

Notes: The non-denominational chapel was built for a private client. It has won numerous design awards and has been featured in many publications. It was named as one of the top ten "Buildings of the Century" by the AIA.

Awards: AIA Arkansas Design Award, 1980.
AIA Gulf States Region Award for Excellence, 1980.
American Wood Council First Honor Award, 1981.
Building Stone Institute Tucker Award, 1982.
AIA Top 10 Buildings of the 20th century (4th place)

Related Projects:

Thorncrown Worship Center
Thorncrown Chapel -- Small Projects


Materials in Special Collections:

  • project files
  • 129 drawings, including:
    • sketches
    • presentation drawings
    • construction documents
    • blueprints
  • 867 slides
  • photographs
  • PMTS (photomechanical transfers)
  • awards books
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