The college unveiled plans Wednesday for the Pete Frates (FRAY'-tees) Center during a ceremony attended by Frates and his family.
He and his family helped the ice bucket challenge spread on social media in 2014. The challenge has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for research into the degenerative disease that destroys nerve cells and has no cure.
Boston College Athletic Director Martin Jarmond says there's no better person to name the facility after.
It is expected to open next year.