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The design of this church sought to reunite Catholics with a building that looks like a church and connects the tradition of Catholicism with today’s world. Highly articulated, the interior is richly adorned with sculpture and liturgical art from Italy, Mexico and the Americas, and celebrates the mystery of faith and the ritual of mass.
A chance to renovate a 1920’s mission-style Catholic church two blocks from the ocean created a need to honor the history and beautifully adorned simplicity of this worship space. The image of entering God’s house was reinforced in the original design, and respected in the renovation. The interior refurbishing focused on a series of small aesthetic and technical improvements that collectively rejuvenated the church, but did not reveal a date, thereby creating a sense of timelessness.