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Thomas Aquinas College Unveils Renderings of New Classroom Building

The image depicts St. Gladys Hall from the rear, as it will be seen from the new plaza overlooking the athletic field, with Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel in the background.

The image depicts St. Gladys Hall from the rear, as it will be seen from the new plaza overlooking the athletic field, with Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel in the background.

In anticipation of the upcoming groundbreaking ceremony for St. Gladys Hall, Thomas Aquinas College has unveiled commissioned artist’s renderings of the new classroom building. The renderings are the work of Domiane Forte, principal of Forte & Associates, an architectural firm based in Santa Paula, Calif., and 2000 graduate of the College. The design architect for the project is Scott Boydstun of Rasmussen and Associates in Ventura, Calif., who has designed 10 of the 12 permanent buildings on campus.

As part of the construction project, the College will complete the last remaining section of the colonnade, thus connecting St. Gladys Hall to the Library and the Chapel, giving the entire quadrangle a finished and permanent appearance. Housing eight classrooms, the new building is designed to facilitate the small, seminar discussions about great books that are at the heart of the College’s unique program.

The renderings will be on prominent display at the Mass and groundbreaking ceremony for St. Gladys Hall, which will take place on April 17. Construction of the new building will begin immediately after Commencement, and St. Gladys Hall should be ready for use by the start of the 2014-5 academic year.

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