Weston Jesuit Community Housing

Weston Jesuit Community Housing

Boston, MA

In 2008, the Weston Jesuit School of Theology merged with Boston College to form the new School for Theology and Ministry. As part of that merger, 72 priests and brothers were to relocate from 10 houses outside Harvard Square to Boston College’s Brighton Campus; the result of that relocation is the Blessed Peter Faber community.

Our charge was to design a residential complex which would serve as a comforting and familiar home as well as a center of scholarly and community life. The Houses, as the Jesuits call them, are clustered around a central gathering lawn, with a community chapel gently turned to face the residential buildings. The scale of the buildings modulates between adjacent residential, institutional and multifamily neighbors.

This blend of residential, worship, pastoral and community programming sits on 5 acres of land on the eastern edge of the BC campus. The project consists of a complex of five new buildings totaling about 50,000 gross square feet. Four of the buildings house 72 Jesuits and guests; the fifth building serves as common gathering for group dining, worship and administrative functions.


Architect: LDa Architecture & Interiors

Builder: Lee Kennedy Co Inc.

Landscape Architect: Halvorson Design Partnership, Inc.


LEED for Homes, Silver, Platinum

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