Pennsylvania College of Technology Students Fabricate a "Living Chapel"

Pennsylvania College of Technology welding faculty and students spent over 3,500 total hours fabricating an aluminum structure unveiled recently at the Botanical Garden of Rome. The Penn College crew used nearly 5,000 feet of aluminum – about 16 ...

AWS Foundation | April 16, 2021 | Careers and Education
Welding Digest ►  Pennsylvania College of Technology Students Fabricate a "Living Chapel"

Pennsylvania College of Technology welding faculty and students spent over 3,500 total hours fabricating an aluminum structure unveiled recently at the Botanical Garden of Rome. The Penn College crew used nearly 5,000 feet of aluminum – about 16 football fields in length – to build the four walls for the chapel, designed to integrate nature, art, music and architecture.  

The unique project connects Penn College to myriad forces: an Australian-Canadian music composer, a Toronto-based architect, faculty and students from the Department of Architecture within the Stuckeman School at Penn State, Vatican and U.N. officials, Italian landscape architects and botanists, as well as other individuals and entities. The structure measures approximately 45 feet long by 30 feet wide, with heights ranging between 10 and 15 feet. To read more about the Living Chapel project, view the full article here