St. Andrew Methodist Church – Hasley Chapel

Plano, Texas

GFF developed a 30-year master plan for the future of St. Andrew Methodist Church’s 21-acre campus in Plano, Texas, which included a stand-alone chapel nestled in the northwest corner of their property. The ministry goals for the project included providing an intimate 300 seat chapel for weddings, funerals, worship services, and small conference events: a unique jewel of a building. St. Andrew also wanted this chapel to honor their founding pastor, Rev. Robert Hasley, his legacy, and his ministry. Designed as “a chapel in the woods” overlooking the creek and pond on campus, it is reminiscent of Robert’s beloved Arkansas home. The chapel itself is an elegant sacred space with an A-frame roof supported by wood trusses and roof deck. The building is composed of natural materials such as wood and stone on the interior and exterior to create a warm and inviting space, blurring the line between outside and inside with the focus of the worship space being the dramatic view to the creek. Support areas such as restrooms, a parlor, sacristy, and vestry are organized on the west side of the building. The chapel also features a balcony for an organ, choir loft, and additional seating.