Christi Catholic Church Social Hall|
11650 Iberia Place, #210, San Diego, CA 92128
Location: Chula Vista, California
Date Bid: May 2010 Construction Period: May 2010 to June
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,
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.
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
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.
Roofing: Versico Carpet: Lees
Entrances & Storefronts: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®
Lighting: Beta-Calco, ETC, Kim, Hubbarton Forge