|New Window Engagements
| West Angeles Cathedral
Bishop Charles Blake is leading the revitalization of a neighborhood that was
notorious for its riots, gangs and drive-by shootings. His success in the south
central district of Los Angeles California has been crowned by the construction
of the new West Los Angeles Cathedral. This impressive structure stands as a
glowing testament to the divine inspiration driving this extraordinary man, his
loving wife and his congregation. Bovard Studio was selected to design and
construct the vast stained glass windows that dominate the experience of all
who enter the Cathedral. Read more about the background to this
awe-inspiring monument in Los Angeles.
Santa Clara Mission
In 1997, the historic Santa Clara Mission Cemetery in Santa Clara, California,
built its new St. Joseph Mausoleum. The Nativity and Risen Christ, are examples
of our original full figure stained glass windows. The Cemetery's director
commented that he regretted not designing more of our stained glass windows
into St. Joseph's as their impact for the money spent was so much greater than
the impact of other art in the Mausoleum.
Maxwell Air Force Base
Maxwell Air Force Base, Chapel Number 2. Bovard Studio made three large stained
glass windows for the enlisted men, women and officers of Maxwell Air Force
Base in Montgomery, Alabama.
We had received tight military specifications for this project. The Air Force
chaplain, the enlisted men, officers and base commander requested more than a
dozen renderings with various design possibilities that added significant
artwork to their stained glass window project. After they agreed on a final
design, the chaplain collected donations within a few weeks from the Air Force
men and women serving at Maxwell Air Force Base for the additional costs above
the basic window design in the government contract.
The choir director of historic Christ Cathedral in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, wanted a very special music stained glass window for his memorial, and he wanted to enjoy it during his lifetime. Our design department worked very closely with him to create his vision in stained glass.
VA Center Knoxville, TN
The Veterans Administration Hospital Chapel, Knoxville, Iowa, has a collection
box for their stained glass window fund. When veterans come in for comfort and
prayer, they often drop their loose change or a few dollars into the box. From
their hearts the funds have been raised for four new stained glass windows to
grace their beautiful worship space.