Rebuilt Ranch church should be finished by Easter

RANCHO SANTA FE — The liturgical architectural firm of domusstudio architecture in San Diego anticipates three of its new worship facilities, currently under construction in Southern California, will be completed in time for Easter celebrations. Domusstudio-designed worship spaces are nearing completion in Rancho Santa Fe, Rancho Bernardo and La Cañada.
Highlighted by Spanish Revival style architecture, the remodeled Village Community Presbyterian Church in Rancho Santa Fe features a two-story, 25,420-square-foot main sanctuary and administration building. With seating for 592, the new main worship space offers improved community worship, visibility and audibility from all areas of the sanctuary. The existing sanctuary has been converted to a 120-seat chapel, which also is expected to be ready for worship as soon as April 4.
According to David Keitel, an associate with domusstudio, “The entire Rancho Santa Fe Village Church community is extremely excited as they are about to take over the facility. This building will allow the church to reach more individuals and families in the Village and the surrounding area.”
“All three of these new worship spaces incorporate key design aspects that build a greater sense of each church’s community,” he continued. “Each has informal environments, like patios, lounges and courtyards, that encourage members to hang out socializing and connecting with others. A courtyard or lobby becomes the heart of a church campus, where the paths of all members and visitors intersect. At domusstudio we consider the whole church campus as a part of the worship and fellowship experience, not just the church building itself. The exterior spaces are equally important to Christian fellowship and a church’s growth and ministry.”
Domusstudio architecture is a 23-year-old architectural design firm specializing in religious facilities, fire stations, educational buildings, senior housing and custom residential projects.