• American Lutheran Church 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1990-09-30)
      Church room from behind table.
    • Balconies 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The multiple balconies surmount side chapels. The lower balcony can be entered from the roadway. The balcony above is intended to have a bridge to a not-yet-constructed campanile.
    • Balcony 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      At the west end of the church, under the great banner of the west wall, is the free-standing balcony. The folding chairs in this photo were subsequently replaced by elegant pews.
    • Balcony and roof structure 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The edge of the balcony seating is demarcated with the reputation of the blue piping together with glass panels to protect from falls without spoiling the view of the architectural roof structure. A brilliant architectural ...
    • Balcony of Sant'Agnese 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Medium shot of balconies illustrating (at street level) the length to which builders went to bury the floor of the church into the hillside so that the altar could be directly above the grave of the martyr.
    • Choir balcony and organ 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      At the west end of the church is a magnificent pipe organ mounted in the choir balcony supported by confessionals, restrooms, and stairs to the balcony, addressing all the frailties of human kind including the need for music.
    • Christ giving the keys to Peter 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Under the balcony and above the entrance to the narthex is the bas relief of Christ giving the keys to St. Peter by Ambrogio Buonvicino.
    • Church at Ottmarsheim 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1973)
      Looking across the balcony
    • Church interior 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Left to right: a circular stairway leading to the balcony, a confessional, leaded glass windows for the hexagonal sacristy, above in the balcony, an organ console and organ casework, on the main floor, in the foreground, ...
    • Church interior as seen from balcony 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Additional light and the full range of possibilities of the floor to ceiling windows plus wall iconography give further dynamism and warmth to the concrete of the massive walls.
    • Contemporary Altar at Ottmarsheim 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1973)
      Looking down upon the contemporary altar from the balcony.
    • Detail of pews and structure 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      While the balconies might be a challenge for arthritic knees they would be great fun for children and teens.
    • Great worship room 

      Bruggink, Donald J.
      A natural illumination takes place both from four clerestories at the corners of the room which culminate in a cross and the gentle arches at floor level. Note the balcony for additional seating for this large congregation.
    • Interior church room 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The interior of the worship space of the Crystal Cathedral as seen from the central balcony with one of the balcony's of the star points on the extreme right of the photo. The 90 foot doors behind the pulpit open to the ...
    • Interior of Sant'Agnese 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Interior of Sant'Agnese showing the balcony for the catechumens.
    • Interior of the Waldensian church 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Balcony seating
    • Interior of Wallfahrskirche 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      A slightly different angle from another lower balcony gives yet another perspective of the church room including the concrete stairway to the great pulpit. The great windows, also designed by the architect, begin to make ...
    • Library balcony 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
    • Liturgical center seen from a balcony opening 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The pulpit seems especially diminutive with a simple hanging in front of a metal frame.
    • Liturgical center seen from balcony 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The liturgical center/chancel is architectural distinguished as a separate area by introducing a circular space under one of the 19 hexagons.