Colombiere Jesuit Community Residence & Chapel

The Colombiere Community Residence and Chapel is situated on a scenic site in northwest Baltimore. The Chapel lies at the heart of the Jesuit Community, occupying a central place in the overall plan of the residence, which houses 38 priests and brothers. The siting of the Chapel is anchored by an axial relationship with a majestic 100-year-old beech tree to the south and a formal courtyard to the north, recalling the Jesuit’s mission within urban communities around the world. A whimsical screen, crafted of steel plate and perforated ash panels, produces a visual effect that recalls the dappled light through the beech tree’s broad canopy.


Alfred Dragani completed this project while an architect and senior designer at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.


Location Baltimore, Maryland
Completion Date 2013
Program Sacred Space and Residence
Awards 2013 AIA Divine Detail Award, 2013 Faith and Form Award, 2013 Chicago Atheneum Award, 2013 AIA Merit Award for New Facilities