St. Francis of Assisi – Parish Life Center
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI
Gates Mills, Ohio
Important needs were met when designing this Parish Life Center including many new sections
The new 27,000 SF Parish Life Center is an addition to the existing classroom building. This very active facility serves a variety of vital needs for the parish and includes a multi-purpose gymnasium, flexible meeting rooms, cafeteria, kitchen, chapel, and school offices as well as pre-school, kindergarten, art, and music classrooms.
Orientation, choice of materials and gently curving walls soften the impact of a large gymnasium structure. The tower, with the parish logo engraved in stone, provides pedestrian cover and clearly marks the entrance. School offices are located immediately inside the entrance to easily monitor all school traffic.
HBM ￨ Design Architect, Architect of Record, Interior Designer