New England Cable News and the Concord Monitor interviewed Ryan Mullen , a master's candidate in the School of Architecture and Planning, about the winning papal altar design he created with John-Paul Mikolajczyk, also an architecture master's candidate. Mullen was honored Thursday, Feb. 21 at a ceremony at his alma mater, Trinity High School, in Manchester, N.H. Mullen and Mikolajczyk designed the altar, pulpit, lectern and chair for the papal Mass April 17 at Nationals Park. Click on the link below to view the interview on New England Cable News.
New Hampshire man designs U.S. Papal altar

From: New England Cable News Date: Feb. 21, 2008 Author: Lauren Collins(NECN) - Trinity High School in Manchester, New Hampshire is honoring a graduate who designed the altar Pope Benedict will use when he celebrates Mass in Washington this April.

Ryan Mullen is a 2002 graduate of Trinity High School who now attends Catholic University in Washington D.C. Mullen's design was selected among 21 entries in a competition at his college. The Archdiocese of Washington looked to the students to design the sanctuary.

The very humble Mullen and his design partner looked to a number of places for inspiration, including the Basilica of the National Shrine and examples from past Papal visits.

Mullen says he is satisfied with the final product.

To view the interview, click here .

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