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Alumni-Led Firm Receives 2012 P/A Citation

The Prairie Chapel, a nondenominational chapel located on a Minnesota bluff overlooking 40 acres of restored native prairie, recently brought SCI-Arc alumni Scott Hughes (M.Arch2 ’97) and John Umbanhowar (M.Arch ‘98) a 2012 Progressive Architecture Citation award from Architect magazine.

The Prairie Chapel, Dennison, Minn./Hughesumbanhowar Architects

Located on private land, but open to the public, the 588-square-foot Prairie Chapel (shown here) designed by Venice, Calif.–based Hughesumbanhowar Architects is formed from weathered, corrugated metal panels and wood recycled from an old Quonset hut that served the farm for 60 years.

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