Sage Chapel

Bero Architecture assisted Cornell University with carefully enacting accessibility improvements to the historic non-denominational chapel. Sage Chapel was designed by architect and professor Charles Babcock and was constructed in phases beginning in 1875. The elaborate high-gothic style interior design from the 1903-05 redecoration by Cottier and Company served as inspiration for the new accessible toilet room fit into an existing vestibule. Handmade art tile by Rookwood Pottery lines the walls with traditional un-glazed porcelain mosaic tile flooring and reproduction light fixtures. The following year we assisted with discrete improvements made to entries into the Chapel to further these goals.

We are honored that the Sage Chapel Toilet Room was recognized with an Award of Merit by Historic Ithaca in 2016.