St. Monica Community Center

St. Monica Catholic Community

St. Monica Community Center

Partner in Charge: V. Joseph Pica

The Saint Monica Catholic Community Center is the result of nearly ten years of planning and more than five years of fundraising. The new facilities include the Tina and Rick Caruso Community Center, Grand Pavilion and Grand Patio. The project also includes the Carol G. Simon Child and Student Center, and a 175-car, two-and-a-half level subterranean parking garage. Collectively, the additions add over 100,000 square feet to the St. Monica campus.

The Caruso Community Center features 17,600 square feet of assembly spaces, meeting rooms, and administrative offices; as well as the St. Andre Bessette Chapel and Holy Grounds – a new coffee shop and bookstore. The Community Center also includes a dedicated space for Hope at the Door, a ministry for the needy in the community.


Maureen Sullivan – Principal

Maria Gil – Designer

Scot Oehlbert – Architect

Mimi Pon – Project Manager

Anne Wong – Designer

Anthony Zubick – Architect



Photography by Randall Michelson


Client: St. Monica Catholic Community

Project Size: 100,000 SF

Opening Date: 2013

Construction Cost: $21,000,000


LEED Gold – 2014


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