St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church

  • PROJECT TEAM

    Mark Phillips

    Paul Ladensack, NCARB

  • PROJECT PROGRAM

    Master Planning/Sanctuary/Education

  • LOCATION

    Avondale, AZ

  • COMPLETED

    2002-2010

  • PROJECT INSPIRATION

    The St. Thomas Aquinas Church is a fusion of traditional Catholic themes and an abstraction of Southwestern Sonoran Mission heritage. References were drawn from Baroque architectural sources to create an interpretation of a traditional Mission interior. Light enters the interior through high clerestory windows and is then modified and transformed as it strikes a series of surfaces and layered planes.

  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR

    Adolfson Peterson/Chase Building Team

  • MECHANICAL ENGINEER

    Peterson Assoc. Consulting Engineers

  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

    A.V. Schwann

  • CIVIL ENGINEER

    Keogh Engineering/Nate Cotrell

  • LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

    Moorswick Partnership

  • INTERIOR DESIGNER

    CCBG Architects, Inc