RALEIGH NORTH CAROLINA TEMPLE
DESCRIPTION: The Raleigh North Carolina Temple was originally built in 2000. The newly renovated 10,890 square foot temple consists of 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. Beyond classical ornament, local motifs related to the area include the Dogwood Tree Blossom (the State flower) and Oak leaves.
Architect of Record: VCBO Architecture
Client: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Size: 10,890 gsf; site development 3.17 acres
Status: Completed 2019
CONTRIBUTIONS: Design Lead through SD, DD, CD; motif development; presentation drawings, diagrams, and graphics for external client/stakeholder meetings
Take a look inside the remodeled Raleigh North Carolina Temple