Concordia Theological Seminary   
Fort Wayne, Indiana
New Building

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Carow · Architects won an invited competition to find a site for and design the first new buildings on the campus of Eero Saarinen’s plan and design for Concordia College (1951-61). In its winning proposal Carow placed the new library and community center (Centrum) as a northern portal to the campus respecting and paying homage to Saarinen's signature chapel at the southern portal and clearly taking a place as eminent structures on the campus.  The prize was a commission that was never funded. To view a one minute computer animated walk-through of this first design placed on the campus, click here: play video. You must have Real Alternative (recommended) or Real Player installed on your computer in order to view.

Six years later the client asked for a less costly addition and renovation to the Saarinen library next to the Chapel.A second design was created that placed the new library as a lower and respectful neighbor to the Chapel. Funding again was not found for this second solution that was again lauded as perfect by the client, but likewise was not funded.

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