Duke University Chapel

  • Churches
  • Masonry Restoration
  • 401 Chapel Drive, Durham, NC
  • Originally Built in 1935

In 2014, Central was engaged by Duke University to work with engineers on two-phase repairs to the vaulted ceiling of Duke’s iconic chapel: the preeminent structure on Duke’s Collegiate Gothic campus. By the time of completion in October of 2015, Central’s repair scope had expanded to include repairs of the intricate window tracery and decorative finials. This work was performed by Central’s trusted tradesmen who moved from the Chicago area to Durham for the duration of the project. Duke has since engaged Central twice more for special masonry projects within the Chapel. This project is a favorite of Central’s President and Duke University alum, Tom Rivkin.