It’s about as stripped down as you can possibly get for the program of the project. We appreciated the simplicity of how much you can do with how little. … It’s really quite beautiful.
— Stella Betts
Client Elaine and Steve Lincoln
Architect Studio 512
Design Team Nicole Blair, AIA
Contractor Hive House
Structural Engineer Structures PE
Lincoln Chapel is a 400-sf solid concrete structure ideal for weddings. The plan is trapezoidal: narrowing and sloping downward at the altar to focus attention on the couple, and opening out toward the witnesses. There is seating for 30 inside, and wood pivot doors spanning the full width of the building open to accommodate up to 200 guests. Glass pivot doors at the altar provide passive cooling for the full length of the structure, eliminating the need for HVAC and adding flexibility during events. On the high side of the chapel, an elliptical plaza is cut into the hillside to serve as a central, private gathering space.