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photo: Greg Hursley
E. Fay Jones’s Thorncrown Chapel sits on eight acres of woodlands in the Ozark Mountains. The small, cross-braced, pine chapel has 425 windows, made of 6,000 square feet of glass. The pattern of light as it filters through the woods and into the building is constantly changing. Jones was awarded the AIA Gold Medal in 1990, and the chapel received the AIA’s Twenty-five Year Award in 2006.