Campion is a Jesuit college on the University of Regina campus, founded in the 1920s. The modernist chapel was built in 1968, part of Minoru Yamasaki’s campus master plan of 1966. The corner glazing of the 1968 chapel provided a serendipitous setting for the two French modernist stained glass windows that were to unexpectedly arrive some forty years later.
The original design of the University of Regina campus, in a concrete modernist style, was by the architect Minoru Yamasaki, famed for the lost World Trade Center in New York (1973 to 2001). Both the New York and Regina projects were proposed in the early 1960s. (The WTC opened in 1973 after nine years of design and construction). Both complexes used characteristic Yamasaki design themes including pedestrian podiums and very tall decorative Gothic arches on the facades.
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