St. Mary Monastery
Completion Date: November 2001
Project Cost: Approximately $13,000,000
Role: The LaSalle Group completed a space use and building analysis for the Nauvoo Benedictine Sisters of their existing Monastery and related buildings located in Nauvoo, Illinois. The decision was made to sell this property and relocate to the Quad Cities. LaSalle assisted the Sisters in the sale of their property to the Church of Latter Day Saints and the locating and purchase of their 90-acre site located in Rock Island, Illinois. LaSalle Group served as Owner Representative to the Sisters throughout the 3-1/2 year design and construction process. The Monastery consists of 44 bedrooms, central kitchen and dining facilities, a chapel, meeting rooms, library, archive. In addition, the project includes a 12-bedroom guest/retreat house. LaSalle Group continues to work with the Sisters, the contractor and the architect regarding warranty and retainage issues. We are very proud of our work on St. Mary Monastery and Benet House.