Eastside Christian Church Anaheim, CA
For over 50 years this property served as the creative center of technological research for an aerospace company who developed control and navigation systems for everything from submarines to lunar landers. With its new use as a center of worship, learning and community activities, the new Eastside campus has been repurposed, given new life and a new compass heading.
Celebrating its mid-century modern aesthetic slender steel porticos and brise de soliel were added to articulate the outer facade. A new "Village Green" for community events and native drought tolerant planting of the "Spirit Court" form a central outdoor room joining the two existing buildings.
Various adult and children meeting spaces are organized along two primary interior promenades which intersect at the Information and Guest Central lounge. The main auditorium for 2800 people was literally carved out of the center in the two story structure. A fan shaped configuration and stadium seating system enhance a feeling of community for the congregation members. The Church vision to Pursue God, Build Community and Unleash Compassion is captured in the design elements of functional spaces as well as graphic theming.
Client: Eastside Christian Church
Status: Phase 1 Completed 2012
Credit: Design in Association with Visioneering Studios
Repurposed 20 acre campus into the new home for a rapidly growing Southern California Church. Supported by state of the art technology, the 2800 seat auditorium is the central element of the plan. Various support ministry zones which surround this space include Kidside Nursery and Preschool, Elementary, Surge and Impact Youth as well as a multi-purpose Commons and Café.