• Approach to the Piuskirche 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The main church room can be reached by the ascending steps from the street whereas the crypt underneath it can be entered directly from the downward side of the slope.
    • Basilica A Stairs 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1988)
      Basilica A stairs leading to what once was a balcony.
    • Bekkefaret Kirke 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1990-09-25)
      Church exterior.
    • 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, ...
    • Close up shot of the Scala Sancta 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The Scala Sancta, according to the Tradition, were brought back from the Holy Land by Helena, the mother of Constantine. Historically, the probabilities of her being able to identify the staircase of Pilate's house are ...
    • Drama 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 2000)
      For Ando even concrete can make drama out of a stair, a wall, and a bench.
    • Guilardi house 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1988)
      Simplicity of spaces stairs and doorway with a mysterious stone ball for décor.
    • 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 ...
    • Looking back from top of stairs 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1988)
      The approach to serious worship requires a steadied approach.
    • North wall and pulpit 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Different angles produce new aspects of awareness where here we see the cantilevered stairs to the pulpit and the later addition of a rope/railing for the safety of the priest.
    • Propylaea Before the Acropolis 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Propylaea reaching the summit of the acropolis
    • Roof structure 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The heavy beaming of the roof structure takes place above glass walls with modern framing and circular staircase to ascend to the organ balcony.
    • Rossabø Kirke 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1990-09-25)
      View of bell tower at the head of steps from street and adjacent to the entry into the church.
    • Rossabø Kirke 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1990-09-25)
      Church exterior showing stairs from street.
    • Säynätsalo Civic Centre 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1998-08-14)
      Stairway to entrance. The angular treatment of the stairwell is keeping with the angularity of the entire building.
    • The Scala Regia 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1969)
      This entrance to the Vatican Palace was designed by Michelangelo to alter the perspective so that this staircase looked greater, longer, and grander than it really was. This was our entrance as we began our approach to the ...
    • Scala Regia 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Bronze doorway with Swiss guards in uniforms designed by Michelangelo.
    • Stairs 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1988)
      Barragan's Escher stairway.
    • Stairs in the Guilardi house 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1988)
      The safety of a railing is not allowed to interfere with the aesthetics of the stairs.
    • Stairs leading to the church room 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Following a long tradition of ascent to participate in worship, this flight of stairs to gain access to the church room takes considerable effort on the part of the worshipper.