Gonzaga Blesses, Dedicates BAR-designed Della Strada Jesuit Community
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University leaders and community members gathered Thursday to formally dedicate and bless the Della Strada Jesuit Community, a new home and spiritual haven for the Jesuits of Spokane. It is located at the northwest corner of Boone Avenue and Astor Street and has been made possible by a leadership gift from Tim and Mary Barnard of Bozeman, Montana.
The 36,074-square-foot structure, with a total estimated cost of $13 million, includes reflective space to serve Jesuits seeking retreat, provides office and work space, and links the central life of the Jesuit community with Gonzaga students, faculty and staff. Architects for the project were BAR Architects of San Francisco and BWA Architects of Spokane. Walker Construction of Spokane served as the general contractor.