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) and the Marquette University Facilities Design Team to develop a beautiful site design for the chapel. The design included new stone paving, the renovation of stone walls and planters, and gardens to complement the chapel. The site paving was enhanced to provide ADA-compliant routes to connect to the central plaza and a restored water fountain. The Gratitude Gardens were designed to recognize all of the donors who provided the funding to make this project happen.
This project received a 2021 Top Project Award from The Daily Reporter and a 2022 Honor Award for Religious Architecture-Restoration from Partners for Sacred Places.