U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel

Built in 1962, the U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel is a striking aluminum, glass, and steel building with 17 spires reaching heights of 150 feet and seating for nearly 2,000 people. It serves as an all-faith center of worship for cadets and includes Protestant, Catholic, Jewish and Buddhist chapels, an All-Faiths Room, and a Falcon Circle, each with its own entrance. The Chapel is capable of holding services in all rooms at one time. In 2004, the chapel was recognized as a U.S. National Historic Landmark. The building is currently closed as it undergoes a major renovation and restoration. Langan’s survey team is laser scanning the structure and delivering the information needed to finalize the design of the new “skin” that will cover the chapel. We are also precisely locating and documenting the various structural elements that make up the 75-foot-long, five-ton spires, and designing moveable platforms that can bear the weight of the equipment used to laser scan those spires.