The Parish Centre will add much needed event and gathering spaces to St. Thomas Aquinas Church and the larger Parish community. The design evokes historical religious precedents where church and refectory are organized around an outdoor cloister. The new addition responds to the existing church and surrounding neighborhood to strengthen streetscapes, respect the architecture of the church and create a new courtyard for outdoor events. A central atrium connects to the end of the existing transept and extends to the main wing of the addition where meeting rooms, kitchen, offices and support spaces are located. The simple approach and clarity of design are extended to the exterior expression that continues the use of masonry and copper within a minimalist modern composition.