The St. John Bosco Chapel, home of Catholic Campus Ministry, has won a design award from the AIA Ohio, the state unit of the American Institute of Architects. The award will be presented at the AIA Ohio Valley Region Convention on Thursday, September 19, in Louisville, Kentucky.
The new chapel and center, designed by The Collaborative Inc, was dedicated by Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati, on October 28th, 2012. It replaced a temporary structure built more than 40 years ago.
St. John Bosco Chapel seats 150 people. The center also features a fully-equipped kitchen, a multi-purpose room, a gathering space, and offices for staff. The building was named for St. John Bosco in recognition of Catholic Campus Ministry's many trips since 1998 to the St. John Bosco Home for Boys in Mandeville, Jamaica.
Catholic Campus Ministry serves the 4,000 Catholic students, faculty and staff at Wright State as their spiritual home. It also seeks to bring the wisdom and spirituality of the Roman Catholic tradition to the whole University. The chapel and center, in addition to hosting Sunday Masses, is the home for the Newman Catholic Student Association, the oldest student group at Wright State.