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Church of the Incarnation Chapel, Parish Hall and Education Addition

Dallas, TX
  • Bldg system

    Mass Timber

  • No. Of Stories


  • Sq. footage


This project is a beautiful example of how sculptural wood was used to distinguish a modern addition to this prominent Dallas church. The expansion project consisted of a new Parish Hall, a new 300-seat Chapel and a prayer room. The Gothic style chapel and three-story parish hall both feature heavy yet intricate wood roof trusses, designed to create a visually inspiring focal point in each. The chapel features a glulam hammer beam truss ceiling that soars over the worship space. Glulam beams over the parish hall are similar in size and shape, arched to frame the beautiful windows. The glulam trusses have concealed bolted connections, leaving visual focus on the wood itself. Tongue-and-groove wood decking and wood purlins span the glulam trusses in both spaces, leaving a warm yet elegant view above.

  • Construction Type:


  • Building Type:

    Assembly (Worship, Restaurant, Theater)

  • Material Types:

    Mass Timber

Companies Involved:
  • HH Architects


  • Datum Engineering, Inc.

    Structural Engineer

  • Lee Lewis Construction


Individuals Involved:
  • Gary Kirchoff


  • Jeff Koke

    Structural Engineer

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