The University of Saint Francis Chapel is a part of the Faith+Reason Campaign for the University. Collectively, the Faith+Reason Campaign raised the necessary funds for the design and construction of a new, free-standing Chapel, as well as an addition and renovation to Achatz Hall of Science which sits adjacent to the Chapel location.
The Chapel is a 6,000-sf, 250-seat facility. The centralized location next to Mirror Lake makes the Chapel a prominent campus landmark, and the new sidewalks guide students and faculty around the building as they navigate campus. The cupola features eight windows, each over 10 feet tall, making the Chapel the tallest building on campus.
A hallmark feature of the Chapel is the cupola. The octagonal cupola is roughly 35 feet tall by 35 feet wide. The cupola was constructed on the ground, then lifted into place on the steel structure of the Chapel.
Tonn and Blank Construction served as the construction manager and contractor. Working with the University of Saint Francis, Tonn and Blank Construction helped lead the selection of the Architect. Locally based Design Collaborative was selected to design the Chapel, along with William Heyer, a liturgical architect.