Campus ministry. Many students. Tiny house with a garage converted into a 12-seat chapel. Need more space!
Keeping the Newman Center open during construction was a key priority for the pastors, Fr. John and Fr. Kevin, so that they could continue to minister to the students.
I designed the entire addition to be built over and around the original house--an innovation that kept the Center open and created unique design challenges.
Curvilinear roof, soaring interior spaces, large windows, and visible structure all work together to create the new chapel.
A welcoming and contemporary structure for the students, faculty, and staff of Cal Poly State University and Cuesta College.
With seating for nearly 200 and a back wall that opens to additional seating and meeting areas, the new chapel offers space for prayer and liturgy.
A scale model helps the members of Grace Bible Church envision their future campus: church, gymnasium, classrooms, meeting spaces.
The site begins to take shape, while the community continues to meet in its small church facility elsewhere.
The sanctuary seats 450-500 people.
Skylights open the space, bring in light, and remind the assembly of its orientation toward God.
The site of this longtime church community was in the heart of downtown and required special considerations.
The courtyard provides a place off-street for people to gather.