Sisters, Servants of Mary
When the Order of Sisters, Servants of Mary made the decision to relocate from their long-standing location at the corner of Victoria Avenue and Gonzalez Avenue, they came to Lauterbach & Associates to help them plan their new home. Beginning with the selection of a site in one of Oxnard’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods, the project was five years in the making. The new convent facility is a residence, school, infirmary, and chapel. The convent serves over 50 nuns, who continue to perform public service to the sick and elderly of Ventura County. The project was meticulously planned inside and out to provide for the sisters’ needs and comfort, as well as satisfying the planning and aesthetic requirements of the surrounding community.
The Spanish/Mediterranean themed architecture blends with the surrounding historical neighborhood. The convent’s location at the end of the cul-de-sac is a graceful and tranquil presence which, along with its extensive gardens enhances the neighborhood.
The grand turnout for the dedication of the chapel in 1999 served as testimony to the beauty and good will that this new convent represents to the community now and for years to come.
- Client: Order of Sisters, Servants of Mary
- Project Data
- Location: Oxnard, California
- Completion: 1999
- Size: 43,000 SF
- Project Cost: 4.8 million