Peter Frates Hall at Endicott College
Peter Frates Hall honors the incredibly-inspiring work of Peter Frates, a Beverly, MA native diagnosed with ALS at the young age of 27. Pete was a standout student through his youth at St. John's Prep in Danvers, MA and a formidable three-sport athlete in football, hockey and baseball. He went on to Boston College where he captained the baseball team and excelled at the highest of levels, later playing professional baseball in Germany and staying active in his local community. But it wasn't until his crushing diagnosis in 2012 that he decided to channel all of his successes and energies into making a difference in the world to fight ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) and to one day be the catalyst towards curing the disease.
Five years later, Pete and his family are approaching that goal with over $500M raised and his work reaching iconic status around the world. Largely credited with making the Ice Bucket Challenge a worldwide social media sensation, Pete has inspired millions towards selfless actions that can ignite meaningful change. Located in his home town, Endicott College wanted to inspire their incoming freshman and honor Pete's work by dedicating their newest residence hall in his name. This state-of-the-art facility utilizes the best practices in building and technology and opened in September of 2016. The lead architects on the project, Seimasko + Verbridge, along with Windover Construction, turned to White Light to design and produce a 22' mural and dimensional graphic elements and panel installations. Working closely with the Frates family, the team at White Light designed, wrote, produced and installed the lobby graphics to inspire residents and visitors for generations to come.