Franck & Lohsen Architects

Sacred Heart Chapel

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

This new daily mass chapel was built within what was originally the old sacristy for the Cathedral of St. Joseph.

This smaller, more intimate worship space seats eighty people. The chapel was designed around existing stained glass windows, unified by a series of arches and pilasters.

The architecture, artwork, sculpture, and furnishings are designed as a whole. The careful layering of these elements includes a large mural painting at the sanctuary, a series of Russian icons filling the arches opposite the stained glass windows, hand-forged light fixtures, a bronze ambo, and a baldacchino with a bronze crucifixion scene in the frieze.