Our studio has long been recognized for our extensive sacred experience represented by hundreds of sacred facilities throughout Southern California and the Southwestern United States. We know and understand that not only the expert planning of each building is critical, but the relationships of the multiple buildings on a campus to each other are also critical. A well thought out floor plan, site plan, and circulation plan will lead to the success of the individual buildings, the overall campus, and future successful social ministries for the church. We view our building and site designs as ministry tools. Upon completion, we leave behind a campus that by creative design will enhance, enrich and grow your ministries.

Master Planning is an important step in any multiple phased campus design. Churches and schools almost always have multiple buildings on their campuses. These projects vary from new campuses on vacant rural land to dense in-fill projects in urban areas. Almost always, phasing of construction is a basic tenet of the design parameters. Philosophically, we generally attempt to create a central core/gathering space, free of automobiles, and safe for the entire family. This central core provides a place for the “non-programmed” mingling and happenstance events that help create friendships and a sense of community. This philosophy requires the creation of a cohesive and safe campus with visitor friendly (clear) circulation. We typically approach each project also with a long term perspective, attempting to realize the church goals over time through phased implementation, while working under programmatic, budget and schedule criteria.

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Beautiful spaces enhance lives with beautiful forms and details but above all, our spaces are functional and work as they are programmed. We strive to express and evoke an ethereal connection which is something beyond four walls and a roof. Past clients have stated that they feel the Spirit in the building. Light, space, form and quietness, all have the power to transcend the ordinary, even in the most utilitarian space. We attempt to be truthful and expressive in both structural design and in the choice of finish materials, striving for timeless solutions which will not go out of fashion or deteriorate, thus preserving value to our owner occupied projects.

We tailor our design services and project delivery to each unique project and client needs. We do not try to mold your project to our team but assemble a team best suited for your unique project, minimizing overhead and thus reducing the overall project costs. Services include:

  • visioning
  • real estate acquisition
  • fundraising | capital campaign guidance
  • discretionary entitlements
  • programming
  • master planning
  • architectural design | interior design
  • structural | civil | mechanical | electrical and plumbing engineering
  • audio | visual design
  • acoustical design
  • kitchen design
  • liturgical furnishings
  • landscape architecture
  • construction administration | project management

Project delivery can be accomplished through the traditional design|bid|build process or based on your unique project, we can assemble a team of required consultants and partner with our network of general contractors and with a single source approach, deliver your project under a design|build or a design|assist process and guarantee a price. An integrated project delivery or a public-private partnership can also be utilized, which ever process is best for you or your organization.

Our commitment to client satisfaction, well-orchestrated collaborative teamwork, well-honed project cost management strategies and budget accuracy is why clients commission our studio with second, third and even fourth projects. We are LEED accredited professionals and have numerous LEED Silver, Gold and Platinum projects. domusstudio architecture is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the U.S. Green Building Council.

Featured Sacred Projects


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Academy of our Lady of Peace, San Diego, CA
Alpine Camp and Conference Center Chapel, Blue Jay, CA
Ascension Catholic Parish, San Diego, CA
Bayview Baptist Church, San Diego, CA
Bethel Seminary, San Diego, CA
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Encinitas, CA
Buena Vista Baptist Church, Vista, CA
c3 Church – North County Campus, Carlsbad, CA
California Heights United Methodist Church, California Heights, CA
California Heights United Methodist Church, Long Beach, CA
Calvary Southern Baptist Church, San Diego, CA
Canyon Hills Community Church, Corona, CA
Cathedral De Tijuana Conceptual Plan, Tijuana, Mexico
Centerpoint Church, Colton, CA
Centerpointe Presbyterian Church, Pleasanton, CA
Chinese Bible Church, San Diego, CA
Chinmaya Mission, San Diego, CA
Christ Lutheran Church – La Mesa, CA
Christ Lutheran Church, La Mesa, CA
Christ Lutheran Church, Valencia, CA
Christ Our Savior Catholic Parish, Santa Anna, CA
Christ Presbyterian Church, La Costa, CA
Christian Science Reading Room, San Diego, CA
Chula Vista Community Church, Chula Vista, CA
Chula Vista Presbyterian Church, Chula Vista, CA
Chula Vista United Methodist Church, Chula Vista, CA
Church In The Canyon, Calabasas, CA
Church of Today – Unity, San Diego, CA
Clairemont Covenant Church, San Diego, CA
Coastline Community Church, Encinitas, CA
College Avenue Baptist Church, San Diego, CA
Community Covenant Church, San Diego, CA
Community Reformed Church, Escondido, CA
Community United Methodist Church – Huntington Beach, CA
Congregation Shir Ha-Ma’a Lot, Irvine, CA
Congregational Church Of La Jolla, La Jolla, CA
Cornerstone Community Church, Simi Valley, CA
Corona United Methodist Church, Corona, CA
Crosspointe Life Church, La Mesa, CA
Divine Mercy, San Diego, CA
East Whittier United Methodist, East Whittier, CA
ELCA Pacifica Synod Offices, Center for Mission & Learning, Santa Ana, CA
Emanuel Romanian Church, Santa Ana, CA
Emmanuel Faith Community Church, Escondido, CA
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, Thousand Oaks, CA
Evangelical Formosan Church, El Monte, CA
Evangelical Formosan Church, Garden Grove, CA
Evangelical Formosan Church, Hacienda Heights CA
Evangelical Formosan Church, Reseda, CA
Evangelical Formosan Church, San Diego, CA
Faith Lutheran Church, Capistrano Beach, CA
Faith Presbyterian Church, San Diego, CA
First Baptist Church Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA
First Baptist Church, Poway, CA
First Baptist Church, San Diego, CA
First Baptist San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA
First Chinese Baptist Church, Los Angeles, CA
First Church of Christ Scientist, Poway, CA (Edifice)
First Church of God, Inglewood, CA
First Church of the Nazarene, San Diego, CA
First Congregational Church, Long Beach, CA
First Lutheran Church of El Cajon, El Cajon, CA
First Lutheran Church, San Diego, CA
First Presbyterian Church Of Burbank, Burbank CA
First Presbyterian Church of Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
First Presbyterian Church of Orange, Orange, CA
First United Methodist Church of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
First United Methodist Church, Chula Vista, CA
First United Methodist Church, Lake Elsinore, CA
First United Methodist Church, Los Angeles, CA
Foothills United Methodist Church, La Mesa, CA
Free Chapel, Irvine, CA
Garden Church, Anaheim Hills, CA
Geneva Presbyterian Church, Laguna Hills, CA
Gethsemane Evangelical Lutheran Church, Los Angeles, CA
Gethsemane Lutheran Church, San Diego, CA
Glenkirk Presbyterian Church, Glendora, CA
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Dana Point, CA
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Alpine, CA
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Torrance, CA
Good Shepherd Presbyterian, Los Alamitos, CA
Grace Church Of Laguna Niguel, Liguna Niguel
Grace Presbyterian, Temecula, CA
Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church, Coronado, CA
Guadalupe Center, San Diego, CA
Hemet Presbyterian Church, Hemet, CA
Holy Cross Episcopal, Escondido, CA
Hope Chapel, Hermosa Beach
Iglesia Presbyterian Hispana, San Diego, CA
Imani Temple, Temecula, CA
Irvine Presbyterian Church, Irvine, CA
Irvine United Congregational Church, Irvine, CA
Jericho Road Christian Fellowship, La Mesa, CA
JPL Bible Church, Rancho Mirage, CA
King of Glory Lutheran Church, Tempe, AZ
Kirk O’ the Valley Presbyterian Church, Reseda, CA
Korean United Presbyterian Church of San Diego, San Diego, CA
La Canada Presbyterian Church, La Canada, CA
La Canada United Methodist Church, La Canada, CA
La Jolla Presbyterian Church, La Jolla, CA
La Verne Heights Presbyterian, La Verne, CA
Laguna Country UMC, Laguna Woods, CA
Laguna Hills United Methodist Church, Laguna Hills, CA
Laguna Niguel Presbyterian Church, Laguna Niguel, CA
Lake Elsinore United Methodist Church, Lake Elsinore, CA
Las Flores Church of the Nazarene, Carlsbad, CA
Las Flores Church of the Nazarene, Las Flores, CA
Life Church of God in Christ, Riverside, CA
Linda Vista 2nd Baptist Church, San Diego, CA
Living Hope Christian Fellowship, San Clemente, CA
Logos College, Coronado, CA
Loma Linda Seventh Day Adventist Church, Loma Linda, CA
Loving Savior, Chino Hills, CA
Lutheran Campus Center, San Diego, CA
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Alpine, CA
Lutheran Church of the Incarnation, Poway, CA
Malibu Presbyterian Church, Malibu, CA

Mater Dei Catholic Parish, Chula Vista, CA
Meadowlark Community Church, San Marcos, CA
Mesa View Baptist Church, San Diego, CA
Midway Baptist Church, San Diego, CA
Mission San Luis Rey Parish, Oceanside, CA
Mission Valley Nazarene Church, San Diego, CA
Moreno Valley United Methodist Church, Moreno Valley, CA
Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Poway, CA
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, San Diego, CA
New Hope of Peñasquitos, San Diego, CA
New Life Presbyterian Church, Escondido, CA
New Song Community Church, Oceanside, CA
New Venture Christian Fellowship, Oceanside, CA
Newport Coast Preschool, Newport Beach, CA
North Coast United Methodist Church, Oceanside, CA
North Hollywood Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles, CA
North park Baptist Church, San Diego, CA
Northridge United Methodist Church, Northridge, CA
Oak Hills Church, Vista, CA
Oceanview Church, San Diego, CA
Old Town Community Church, San Diego, CA
Orange Hills Assembly of God, Orange, CA
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Parish, San Clemente, CA
Our Lady of Guadalupe, San Diego, CA
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Parish, San Diego, CA
Pacific Beach United Methodist Church, San Diego, CA
Pacific Coast Church, San Clemente, CA
Pacific Hope Church, San Diego, Ca
Penasquitos Lutheran Church, San Diego, CA
Pine Valley Bible Conference Center, Pine Valley, CA
Pleasanton Presbyterian Master, Pleasanton, CA
Point Loma Nazarene, San Diego, CA
Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, Costa Mesa, CA
Presbyterian Church of the Master, Mission Viejo, CA
Rancho Bernardo Baptist Church, Rancho Bernardo, CA
Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church, San Diego, CA
Rancho Bernardo Presbyterian Church, Rancho Bernardo, CA
Rancho San Diego Lutheran Church, San Diego, CA
Redeemer by the Sea Lutheran Church, Carlsbad, CA
Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Encinitas, CA
Resurrection Of The Lord, Waipahu, HI
Riverview Church – Bonsall, CA
Sacred Heart Church, Coronado, CA
Sam Sung Presbyterian Church, La Habra Heights, CA
San Carlos United Methodist Church, San Diego, CA
San Clemente Presbyterian Church, San Clemente, CA
San Diego Calvary Korean Church, San Diego, CA
San Diego Christian Fellowship, San Diego, CA
San Diego Symphony, San Diego, CA
San Dieguito United Methodist Church, Encinitas, CA
San Dieguito United Methodist Church, Escondido, CA
Santa Fe Christian School, San Diego, CA
Sea Coast Community Church, Encinitas, CA
Second Missionary Baptist Church, Oceanside, CA
Self-Realization Fellowship Temple – Escondido, CA
Seventh Day Adventist Church, San Diego, CA
Shepherd of the Hills, Lake Forest, CA
Shepherd Of The Valley Lutheran Church, La Mesa, CA
Sixth Church of Christ Scientist, San Diego, CA (Edifice)
Solana Beach Presbyterian, Solana Beach, CA
St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, San Clemente, CA
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, San Diego, CA
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, West Los Angeles, CA
St. Andrews Lutheran Church, West Los Angeles, CA
St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Oceanside, CA
St. Augustine High School, San Diego, CA
St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Poway, CA
St. Charles Catholic Parish, Imperial Beach, CA
St. Didacus Catholic Church, San Diego, CA
St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, San Diego, CA
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, Carlsbad, CA
St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church, Wildomar, CA
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church, Yucaipa, CA
St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church. Poway
St. James Catholic Church, Solana Beach, CA
St. James the Less Catholic Parish, La Crescenta, CA
St. James United Presbyterian Church, Tarzana, CA
St. John Chrysostom Episcopal Church, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Chula Vista, CA
St. Joseph’s Catholic Cathedral – Renovation, San Diego, CA
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Long Beach, CA
St. Mary Star Of The Sea, Oceanside, CA
St. Matthew’s Traditional Episcopal Church, Newport Beach, CA
St. Michael’s by the Sea Episcopal Church, Carlsbad, CA
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Carlsbad, CA
St. Peter’s By The Sea Lutheran Church, San Diego, CA
St. Peter’s by the Sea Presbyterian Church, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
St. Peter’s by the Sea Presbyterian Church, Huntington Beach, CA
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Chula Vista, CA
St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, San Diego, CA
St. Therese of Carmel Catholic Parish, San Diego, CA
St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Temecula, CA
Taiwanese Presbyterian Church Of San Diego, San Diego, CA
The Garden Church, Anaheim Hills, CA
The Sisters Of Nazareth, San Diego, CA
Tierra Santa 7th Day Adventist Church Building, San Diego, CA
Trabuco Canyon United Presbyterian Church, Trabuco, CA
Trinity Presbyterian Church, Santa Ana, CA
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito, Solana Beach, CA
United Armenian Congregational Church, Los Angeles, CA
Valencia United Methodist Church, Valencia, CA
Valley Christian Presbyterian Church, Arleta, CA
Valley Presbyterian Church, Fountain Hills, AZ
Victory Christian Center, Rancho Mirage, CA
Village Community Presbyterian Church, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Vision Celular Internacional, San Diego, CA
Vista United Methodist Church, Vista, CA
Walnut United Methodist Church, Walnut, CA
Western Hills Baptist, Poway, CA
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Escondido, CA
Westminster Presbyterian of Pt. Hueneme, Port Hueneme, CA
Word of Life Lutheran Church, Surprise, AZ
World Mission Church, Arleta, CA
World Vision Church, Northridge, CA
Yorba Linda Presbyterian Church, Yorba Linda, CA
Zion Lutheran Church, Fallbrook, CA
Zion Lutheran, Victorville, CA

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