Diocesan Retreat Center

Diocesan Retreat Center

Magnolia, IL

Seeking to accelerate design and construction, the Diocese of Peoria selected RATIO to provide architectural design, site planning, interior design, and landscape architectural services for the development of a new Retreat Center in Magnolia, Illinois.

Catholic Diocese of Peoria
75,000 SF

Working in three-dimensional software allowed RATIO to arrive at solutions quickly, obtain buy-in from all stakeholders, streamline documentation, and create multiple bid packages to accelerate construction timeline.

The Diocesan Retreat Center is on the fast track for completion in 2020. The interconnected facility will include 100 guest rooms, a conference center, and a large chapel at the top of a bluff overlooking the Illinois River. The exterior will be developed for Liturgical elements, gardens, and a grotto.