Memphis Temple Rendering. © Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Memphis Tennessee Temple
Architect of Record: VCBO Architecture
Client: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Status: Under Construction, est. 2019
DESCRIPTION: The Memphis Tennessee Temple was originally built in 2000. The newly renovated 10,890 square foot temple will be a 1-story structure framed with wood and steel with an exterior clad in a light beige limestone. A comprehensive precedent study was performed to realign the exterior and interior with the historic and classical architecture found in the southeast United States. The complete interior has been redesigned to improve the overall functionality of ordinance and support spaces, incorporate local floral motifs, and increase the spatial volume of key areas of the temple. The exterior has also been redesigned to improve the building envelope along with the overall massing, entry, and tower design. Site improvements and new landscaping are also included in the project scope.
CONTRIBUTIONS: Project Manager, Client Liaison, and Design Lead through SD, DD, CD, CA phases; BIM model collaboration/management; discipline coordination; presentation drawings, diagrams, and graphics for external client/stakeholder meetings