Saint Julie Billiart
Lauterbach & Associates, Architects was selected by Monsignor Michael Bunny and the Los Angeles Archdiocese to provide the architectural services for a two phase modernization project. The first phase was the modernization of the existing church campus. This included renovation of the existing 10,000 SF church, along with an expansion of the facility by an additional 1,000 SF. Included in were the expansion of the men's and women's dressing rooms, a sacristy, and improved circulation space. The interior space remodel consisted mainly of modernizing the altar space. This included bringing the altar closer to the body of the church, relocating the lectern, ambo, and presider's chair. A new baptismal fountain was incorporated in the design along with new paint, carpeting, and a new sound system.
The second phase of the project consisted of the modernization of an existing 10,000 SF parish hall along with a 3,000 SF addition, which was comprised of four classrooms, two religious education offices, two staff offices, and an office for the pastor. The modernization included ADA compliance for restrooms and parking, new paint and carpeting, new lighting, and new heating and air conditioning. All exterior windows were replaced. Additionally a new patio to accommodate up to 200 people was added.
The architecture for the addition was designed to match the existing style of the building. To modernize the existing exterior elevations, Lauterbach & Associates designed new covered roof elements to match existing features, new covered entries, and a new color scheme. Site improvements included new accessible parking, new concrete walkways, and enhanced landscaping.
- Client: Monsignor Michael Bunny
& the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
- Project Data
- Location: Newbury Park, California
- Completion: 1997
- Size: 11,000 SF
- Project Cost: $300,000