Contemplative Center Construction Continues Through Summer

Since its official groundbreaking in April 2015, the Thomas P. Joyce ’59 Contemplative Center has made quick and steady progress, now only a few months away from completion.

Since March alone, the roofing, exterior wall membrane, and windows have been installed and the site has been cut and filled to rough grade. The installation of exterior siding and trim is nearly finished, and the plumbing, fire protection, HVAC and electrical work is ongoing, with an average of 60 workers at the site per day. The lodge bedrooms have been drywalled and painted and are ready for flooring and trim, and the meeting, dining, common areas and chapel have made progress with utility rough in and drywall.

“Now in the final stretch of the Joyce Contemplative Center’s construction, we are excited by the new opportunities that will soon be available to members of our community,” says Rev. William Campbell, vice president for mission at the College. “The Center will allow Holy Cross to expand its already popular student retreat program while providing space for the creation of new programs for not just our students but also our faculty, staff, and alumni. With this space dedicated to reflection and discernment, the College strengthens its efforts to educate the whole person, both in and out of the classroom, in fulfillment of the College’s Jesuit mission.”

The Contemplative Center, located less than 20 minutes from campus, is due to be completed this fall.

View the latest photos of the construction and learn more about the Contemplative Center on the Become More website.

Get a bird’s-eye-view of the construction site via the newly installed webcam.