Built in the early 15th century in France, the St. Joan of Arc Chapel was purchased and transported to the U.S., where it was eventually donated to Marquette University as a special gift. The historic building required improvements to restore it to as much of its original state as possible.
raSmith’s team of site planners and landscape architects collaborated with The Kubala Washatko Architects (TKWA) to develop a beautiful site design for the chapel. The design included new stone paving and trees, providing a more formal look to complement the chapel and gardens. New ADA-compliant routes connect to the plaza around a water fountain. Along with a wide variety of perennials and shrubs, the plan also included stone planters and benches to match the chapel’s unique architecture.