Wat Nawamintararachutis

Meditation Center

Project at a Glance

Raynham, MA


ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge

Project Type

New Construction

Project Overview

  • Constructing a large project in a small suburban neighborhood
  • Coordinating the procurement, logistics and installation of custom finishes and art constructed in Thailand
  • Managing the delivery of a 4,000 lb. Buddha statue into the steel-framed building after completion

This Thai Buddhist temple and cultural center is a gift from an anonymous donor to honor King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, who was born in 1927 at Mount Auburn Hospital while his father was attending Harvard Medical School. The temple includes worship space for about 700 people and various community rooms. Lodging for monks and visitors, gardens where the monks can grow flowers and vegetables and a museum dedicated to the king and his family occupies prominent space on the grounds. The complex, the site of a former horse farm, is about four stories without its Chedi—the large steeple that sits atop Thai Buddhist temples.

Our self-perform craftsmen oversaw the installation of windows, roof blocking and finished millwork, as well as the intricate placement of custom Thai artwork and finishes.