Centennial Chapel, Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, IL

Planned as a place for all students, faculty and staff of Olivet to come together, Centennial Chapel has become that and much more since its dedication in 2010. This 75,000-square-foot facility — with its 3,000-seat auditorium and 10,000-square-foot lobby-gathering space — has become the heartbeat of the University. Its location at the main entrance drive of the campus provides passersby with evidence that worship is a priority for the Olivet community.

“Centennial Chapel embodies our commitment to being both a community of learning and of faith,” said Dr. Bowling, President of Olivet Nazarene University. “Exceeding our expectations, its reach goes far beyond the ONU campus. Its design and amenities have opened the door for some of today's most renowned spiritual, business, political, and artistic leaders who offer instruction and inspiration for Olivetians and the regional community.”

The chapel was a recipient of a prestigious Solomon Award for design. Read more about the Solomon Award here.