Pictures of What the Richmond Virginia Temple Will Look Like
Wonderful news for the good people of the Richmond, Virginia area! The Church has released interior and exterior renderings that show what the new temple is expected to look like. Also released was a site plan for the temple property at 10915 Staples Mill Road in Glen Allen, Virginia, which is a wonderful suburban neighborhood just outside Richmond.
“Many hours of work and planning have gone into the design for this beautiful temple,” said Brent Roberts, managing director of the Church’s Special Projects Department. “We are pleased to share these renderings with Church and community members so they can look forward to the completion of this sacred structure and anticipate the blessings it will bring to this area.”
The temple will be a two-story building of just over 36,000 square feet. An adjacent 16,000-square-foot meetinghouse, likely a stake center, will also be built.
The design of the temple draws heavily from historical American traditions. Elements found on buildings throughout Virginia – such as Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and the University of Virginia – will be part of the temple’s overall look.
“Temple patrons and visitors will notice simple yet beautiful ornamentation, hearkening back to the humble beginnings of the United States,” said Bill Williams, director of temple design. “Interlocking diamond chains and accents of the flowering dogwood – Virginia’s state tree and flower – will be found on the inside and outside of the temple. The landscaping design is inspired by historic Williamsburg and will help contribute to a reverent, peaceful atmosphere for all who come here.”
Once completed, the Richmond Temple will serve Latter-day Saints in Virginia, eastern West Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. A groundbreaking date has not yet been announced.
It’s going to be a beautiful temple! Please enjoy these artistic renderings of the future temple, provided by newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org.