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Dover Air Force Base chapel, Dover, Del.

Bignell, Watkins, Hasser Architects designed the exterior elevations on Dover Air Force Base chapel to retain the image of a place of religious worship while avoiding specific architectural elements associated with individual faiths.Bignell, Watkins, Hasser Architects designed the exterior elevations on Dover Air Force Base chapel to retain the image of a place of religious worship while avoiding specific architectural elements associated with individual faiths. The 20,000-square-foot facility was constructed with American Buildings Co.'s Clear Span metal building system, Standing Steam 360 metal roof panels in Dark Bronze and Architectural III metal wall panels in Surrey Beige. The building entry points are indicated by landscaped approaches and building placement.

The chapel has three main areas connected by shared resource areas key to each group: an administration and education space, 300-seat sanctuary and space for Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations. It was completed in October 2012.

General contractor: Gardiner and Gardiner Contracting LLC, Crofton, Md.
Architect: Bignell, Watkins, Hasser Architects, Annapolis, Md.
Metal building system: American Buildings Co., Eufaula, Ala., www.americanbuildings.com