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  Corpus Christi Catholic Church Social HallCorpus Christi Catholic Church Social Hall


Lord Architecture
11650 Iberia Place, #210, San Diego, CA 92128

General Description

Location: Chula Vista, California
Date Bid: May 2010 Construction Period: May 2010 to June 2011
Total Square Feet: 23,596 Site: 6.23 acres.
Number of Buildings: One
Building Size: First floor, 19,553; second floor, 4,043; total, 23,596 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 10’4”; second floor, 10’; total, 36’8”.
Basic Construction Type: New.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: Stucco. Roof: Metal, single ply. Floors: Concrete, wood. Interior Walls: Wood stud drywall.

Construction Team

Structural Engineer: Soultanian Engineering - 300 W. Grand, #300, Escondido, CA 92025
General Contractor: Suffolk Roel Construction - 3366 Kurtz Street, San Diego, CA 92110
Mechanical Engineer: Merrick and Associates - 9606 Tierra Grande, #206, San Diego, CA 92126
Electrical Engineer: Kruse and Associates - 12245 World Trade Drive, San Diego, CA 92128
Telco/Data Engineer: Winzler and Kelly Consulting Engineers - 4180 Ruffin Road, #115, San Diego, CA 92123
Landscape Architect: The Kemp Companies, Inc. - 3725 Talbot Street, San Diego, CA 92106

For almost 20 years the parish of Corpus Christi conducted all of its activities in a single multi-use/church building that accommodated every single parish activity. The building was being overwhelmed and functions compromised; and the parish keeps growing.

A new two-story 23,000-square-foot building was designed to handle the parish's needs except for worship, which continues in the original structure. Placing the new building on the 6.2 acre site was a challenge because the property is very narrow and the majority of the land is needed for parking. The site is also inconveniently bisected diagonally by a public utility easement. Perhaps it was those site challenges that contributed to the project's success due to the extra effort put into making the most of the available space for the building program.

Placed up against the east property line, to minimize the impact on parking, the structure has a long and narrow profile that allowed for the three major functions, administration, gatherings of all types, and religious education, to be well defined and logically arranged. On the north end of the building one finds the parish administration and ministry offices, in the center of the building is a spacious social and assembly space served by a commercial kitchen, and on the southern end are the educational spaces and a youth center.

The 30-foot high hall was shaped and appointed to be a dynamic and exciting space that is acoustically balanced and supported by a discrete audio/video installation.

Joining all of the building elements together are broad covered walkways and balconies that provide ample shade from the western sun as well as plentiful space for casual year-round fellowship.

Product Information
Roofing: Versico Carpet: Lees
Windows: Winco
Entrances & Storefronts: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®
Elevators: ThyssenKrupp
Lighting: Beta-Calco, ETC, Kim, Hubbarton Forge

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