The Boudreaux Group
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designing inspiring places
enriching communities

Samuel J. Cadden Chapel | Clemson, SC

After developing concept designs for numerous campus sites as part of separate IDC projects, BOUDREAUX led an effort to arrive at the ideal campus location for an All Faiths Chapel and Memorial Gardens on the Clemson Campus. Seating 100, the powerful form of the Chapel respects the context of the surrounding library precinct. While preserving and celebrating key trees, the two-story structure takes advantage of the natural terrain with a lower level garden entrance to access support and meeting spaces. Nestled within the Chapel grounds, the Memorial Garden provides places for services, for reflection, and for respite. The Chapel is intended to welcome those of all or no faith, to serve as a place of spiritual reflection, and to provide a gathering place for the Campus community in times of struggle or celebration. With a generous lead gift in hand, Clemson is now in the final stages of fundraising utilizing BOUDREAUX’s renderings to inspire potential donors.