Since 1986, domusstudio has worked collaboratively with our clients which resulted in award winning, sustainable and LEED certified educational projects including over thirty Pre-Schools/Child Development Centers, K-8 elementary schools, High School and Upper Educational facilities. Our clients include San Diego Unified School District, Point Loma Nazarene College, San Diego State University, United States Navy, Frances Parker School, The Gillespie School, St. Augustine High School, Academy of Our Lady of Peace and countless other non-profit Christian Education facilities. Facilities include theatrical, live-broadcast, and sports as well as classrooms and administrative spaces. Most projects included Master Planning and discretionary entitlements/permitting within the design scope.

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Regardless of the project type, our philosophy is consistent. Each project is unique and responds both contextually to the environment and to each client’s stated goals and desires. Well designed architecture creates engaging spaces which enhance the educational experience, increasing learning opportunities and ultimately higher grades. Our spaces are functional and work as they are programmed.

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 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
  • 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 completed 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 Educational Projects


All Educational Architecture Projects


Academy of Our Lady of Peace, San Diego, CA
After School Learning Tree, Rancho Bernardo, CA
Bethel Seminary Expansion, San Diego, CA
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Encinitas, CA
Cal State San Marcos Center For Children Conceptual Design, San Marcos, CA
Camp Pendleton Child Development Center, Oceanside, CA
Chollas Heights Child Development Center, San Diego, CA
Christ Lutheran Church, La Mesa, CA
Christ Presbyterian Church, La Costa, CA
Church of Today – Unity, San Diego, CA
CITY COLLEGE – Child Development Center, San Diego, CA
Clairemont Covenant Church, San Diego, CA
College Avenue Baptist Church, San Diego, CA
ELCA Pacifica Synod Offices, Center for Mission & Learning, Santa Ana, CA
Encinitas Country Day School, Encinitas, CA
Evangelical Formosan Church, El Monte, CA
Evangelical Formosan Church, San Diego, CA
Faith Presbyterian Church, San Diego, CA
First Congregational Church, Long Beach, CA
First Lutheran Church, El Cajon, CA
First United Methodist Church, Chula Vista, CA
La Canada Presbyterian Church, La Canada, CA
La Jolla Presbyterian Church, La Jolla, CA
Laguna Niguel Presbyterian Church, Laguna Niguel, CA
Life Church of God in Christ, Riverside, CA
Loving Savior Lutheran School, Chino Hills, CA
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, San Diego, CA
Mt. Olive Lutheran Church and Preschool, Poway, CA (permitted but never built)*
NAS Lemoore Child Development Center, Lemoore, CA
Nazareth School, San Diego, CA
Newport Coast Preschool, Newport Coast, CA
Notre Dame Academy, San Diego, CA
OUR LADY OF PEACE – High School, San Diego, CA
Patrick Wade Child Development Center, San Diego, CA
Pleasanton Presbyterian Master, Pleasanton, CA
Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA
Presbyterian Church of the Master, Mission Viejo, CA
Pueblo of Laguna Early Childhood Facility, Laguna, NM
Rancho Bernardo Presbyterian Church, Rancho Bernardo, CA

San Clemente Presbyterian Preschool, San Clemente, CA
San Diego State University Campus Children’s Center, San Diego, CA
San Dieguito United Methodist Church, Encinitas, CA
Santa Fe Christian School, Solana Beach, CA
SDUSD – Audubon Elementary School, San Diego, CA
SDUSD – Balboa Elementary School, San Diego, CA
SDUSD – Bruker Data Center, San Diego, CA
SDUSD – Civita Elementary School, San Diego, CA
SDUSD – Health Services High School & Middle College, San Diego, CA
SDUSD – Innovations Academy, San Diego, CA
SDUSD – Museum Charter School, San Diego, CA
SDUSD – Old Town Academy Charter School, San Diego, CA
SDUSD – San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts, San Diego, CA
SDUSD – SCPA High School, San Diego, CA
SDUSD – Standley Park Master Plan, San Diego, CA
SDUSD – UCHS CTE Fabrication & Design, San Diego, CA
SDUSD – University City High School, San Diego, CA
SDUSD – Whitman Elementary School, San Diego, CA
Second Missionary Baptist Church, Oceanside, CA
Sixth Church of Christ Scientist, San Diego, CA
St. Augustine High School, San Diego, CA
St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church Preschool, Poway, CA
St. Matthew’s Traditional Episcopal Church, Newport Beach, CA
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Chula Vista, CA
Stoneybrooke Christian School, Ladera Ranch, CA
The Garden Church, Anaheim Hills, CA (never built)
The Gillispie School, La Jolla, CA
Trabuco Canyon United Presbyterian Church, Trabuco, CA
UCSD – Comfort Station, San Diego, CA
UCSD – Social Science Building, San Diego, CA
UCSD – Taco Villa Restaurant, San Diego, CA
United States Navy, Child Development Center – 29 Palms, Twenty-Nine Palms, CA
United States Navy, Child Development Center – Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
United States Navy, Child Development Center – Chollas Heights, San Diego, CA
United States Navy, Child Development Center – Point Loma, San Diego, CA
Valley Christian Presbyterian Church, Arleta, CA
Walnut United Methodist Church, Walnut, CA
Word of Life Lutheran Church, Surprise, AZ

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At domusstudio we appreciate that every project is unique and look forward to providing you with a tailored solution you’ll be proud of. To get started on your project or to request more information, please contact us today.