Our Mother of Perpetual Help Chapel

Traditional beauty made new at Thomas Aquinas College's East Coast Campus.

Thomas Aquinas


Location: Northfield, MA
Built: 1909
Original Architect: Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge
Project Architect: Harrison Design
Style: Country Gothic


The project at Thomas Aquinas College's East Coast Campus Chapel required the conversion of a once protestant interior to one of unapologetic Catholicism. It was desired that the chapel be highly decorated but within the country Gothic simplicity already provided by the architectural lines of the 1909 building. 

New design in the form of several watercolor renderings developed a color palette derived from the colors found in the Mother of Perpetual Help icon and stencil decoration unique to the interior. 

The design is full of Catholic symbolism praising God and His Saints, ever ancient ever new tradition, mysteries of the faith and of course, the patroness, the Blessed Mother. 


2022 Bulfinch Award, ICAA New England Region - Harrison Design