Babson College
Glavin Family Chapel



Glavin Family Chapel


Babson College


Wellesley, MA




5,100 GSF

A 40-foot high space provides a nondenominational sanctuary for gatherings of 150 people. Two solid walls of granite face towards the busy campus center, while two walls of glass open the sanctuary toward the light-filled wooded area beyond.

Awards + Recognition

2003 BSA Higher Education Facilities Design Honor Award

2002 BSA/IIDA/ASID Interior Design Honor Award

2001 AIA New England Architecture Design Honor Award

2001 BSA Design Excellence Honor Award

2001 Faith&Form Magazine Religious Art and Architecture Design Award

1998 Associated Builders and Contractors Commercial/Institutional/Industrial Construction Excellence Award

Project Consultants

Structural Engineer | LeMessurier Consultants, Inc.

Mechanical / Electrical Engineer | TMP Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Landscape Architect | Carol R. Johnson Associates

Lighting Consultant | Ripman Lighting Consultants

Acoustical Engineer | Kirkegaard Associates

Stained Glass | Peter McGrain (artist) + Sepentino Stained Glass (fabricator)

Hanging Hull Fabricator | Mitch Ryerson with Rick Wrigley

Photographer | Steve Rosenthal

Artists | Francis Pratt (Sculpture), Peter McGrain and Sepentino Stained Glasss (Stained Glass), Mitch Ryerson with Rick Wrigley (Ceiling Hull), Rick Wrigley and Gatehouse Furniture Studios (Doors, Altar, Podium, Ark), Georges Goldstein (Tapestries), Peter Hauk (Eternal Light), Beverly Seamans (Statue)

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