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Groundbreaking at San Carlos United Methodist Church in San Diego

San Carlos United Methodist Church near San Diego celebrates groundbreaking for a new youth/education building. Construction started Feb. 15, and completion is expected in late June.

Designed by leading church architects domusstudio architecture, the one-story youth/education building represents Phase 1A of an approved multi-phase master plan for the San Diego area church. The next phase is an addition to the structure that will replace the church’s existing preschool building. As the church and its ministry and services grow, additional aspects of the master plan will be developed.

“Groundbreaking is a ceremonial but important step for church members, showing that all their years of planning are coming to fruition as construction actually begins,” says Wayne Holtan, a principal at domusstudio architecture. The San Diego-based architecture firm specializes in church-related building projects, including more than 20 currently in process.

“This building is an exciting new beginning that will serve youth today as well as future generations of the church and community,” Holtan adds.

Spanning 1,600 square feet, the new youth/education building will have one large room, an office, bathrooms and kitchen. The multipurpose space also will incorporate a courtyard area and entry porch. The education building will set the tone for the other phases in the master plan, all of which match the architectural style and earth tone color palette of the existing Sanctuary. Sustainable concepts are incorporated throughout the master plan, including the use of a non-combustible composite roofing material for the youth/education building.

domusstudio architecture is a 23-year-old award-winning architectural design firm specializing in religious facilities, fire stations, educational buildings, senior housing and custom residential projects. For more information about its projects and services, call 619-692-9393 or visit www.domusstudio.com

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