UT - Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values
Highlights about the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values at the University of Tampa:
•The building is located in the geographic center of campus. It is 65 feet tall and the building’s footprint is 15,000 sq. ft. The total project is valued at $20 million.
•The center is an acoustically superior and adaptable space. Careful detailing of the walls, floors, roof, windows and doors isolates the center from outside noise. Background noise from air conditioning and lighting systems has been reduced to very low levels so that instrumental and vocal projection is clearly audible.
•The main hall of the center seats approximately 260 people. The stage can be expanded using movable platforms. All the furniture was custom designed to echo the unique arch design of the center.
•The pipe organ casework stands 55 feet high and has 3,184 pipes. It was designed specifically for this one-of-a-kind building to harmonize with the architecture.
•The concert grand piano was made in Germany by Blüthner, one of the finest piano builders in the world.