domusstudio architecture has been featured in numerous publications regionally including multiple “Home of the Year” awards by Ranch & Coast Magazine, San Diego Home & Garden, and numerous other feature articles in regional journals. You can also find our architecture on dwell.com. Our religious projects have been covered in Worship Facilities Magazine, Faith & Form, Christianity Today, “Architecture for the Gods, Book II” and “Small House-Big Style.” Perhaps our most published, televised, and awarded project is the Triangle House in Del Mar, which has been in national books and magazines, and on three national television programs.

2015


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PHOTOS: See the award winners for stunning religious architecture

RELIGION NEWS SERVICE | JANUARY 1, 2014

(RNS) Take a visual journey of sacred spaces around the world through the winners of the 2014 International Awards Program for Religious Art & Architecture, given out by Faith & Form, the interfaith journal on religion, art and architecture…

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2014


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domusstudio architecture – First Presbyterian Church of Burbank

FAITH & FORM | VOL. NO.4 2014

An urban church built in the 1950s, First Presbyterian was virtually untouched for over 60 years. The tall volume, enclosed over the years with stained glass, was dark and “windowless”. The challenge was to modernize the sanctuary for current worship programs, maintain the stained glass and bring in natural light…

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These Religious Architecture Award Winners Evoke The Sacred In Unconventional Ways

THE HUFFINGTON POST | DECEMBER 28, 2014

If the winners of Faith & Form’s 2014 Religious Art & Architecture award are any indication, it may be something different every time. A high ceiling, curved walls, stained glass windows or lush landscaping — no two winners are alike, and yet each offers viewers a fresh way of interacting with the divine…

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Green Home in La Jolla Blends Indoors and Outdoors

DWELL.COM | OCTOBER 22, 2014

The Noorens fell in love with San Diego and the surrounding area during a surf vacation several years ago, and made it their mission to return for good. When they finally returned in 2009, they incorporated elements of the landscape of La Jolla into a custom, eco-conscious home…

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2013


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Malibu Church Worships in Sanctuary Rebuilt After Wildfires

WORSHIPS FACILITIES MAGAZINE | JULY 31, 2013

Earlier this year, hundreds of Malibu Presbyterian Church members joined together for the first service in their new sanctuary. The 8,000-square-foot church replaces the original structure destroyed when the Canyon Fire roared throughout Malibu on October 21, 2007. Built on the hillside above the Malibu coastline, the new glass-wailed house of worship was designed by San Diego’s based domusstudio…

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Encinitas Replaces Old Fire Station

THE DAILY TRANSCRIPT | MARCH 11, 2013

The city of Encinitas has a new emergency response center, as Fire Station No 2 was recently unveiled and is not fully operational. The new $4.6 million fire station is 6,300 square feet with sloping, saw-tooth-looking rooflines and clerestory windows. It was designed to emulate the city’s history of flower fields and greenhouses, and the poinsettia flower is represented…

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Glassy New Malibu Church, Upgrade for Plaza at Sherman Oaks

CURBED WIRE | FEBRUARY 12, 2013

MALIBU: Malibu Presbyterian Church opened a new sanctuary a couple Sundays ago, five and a half years after its old one was destroyed in the Malibu fires of 2007. San Diego based domusstudio designed the new glass-walled building; it incorporates a steel beam cross that was salvaged from the old building, as well as theater seating, balcony and more…

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The Daily Transcript - February 11, 2013

domusstudio Finishes Church Design

THE DAILY TRANSCRIPT | FEBRUARY 11, 2013

San Diego based domusstudio architecture has completed work on the Malibu Presbyterian Church. The 8,000-square-foot church replaces the original structure that was destroyed by wildfires in 2007. The church’s steel beam cross was the only item salvaged from the fire and incorporated in the new  house of worship…

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Build Forward: Overcoming Buy-In Residence from Your Congregation

WORSHIP FACILITIES MAGAZINE | JANUARY  2013

When you come right down to it, building a new church or remodeling one comes down to building for the next generation, says Lew Dominy, founder of San Diego’s domusstudio architecture. And often the process sparks a lot of resistance to change, especially among older parishioners who are set in their ways…

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2012


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domusstudio architecture Boost Curb Appeal…at Nazareth School

LA MESA – MOUNT HELIX PATCH | NOVEMBER 2012

Sometimes all an architect needs to do is find the space within an existing site to make a project come to live. That’s what happened for David Pfeifer of domusstudio architecture as he began work on the first update at Nazareth School San Diego. The completed design project, which greeted students when they arrived for school this fall, included a new entryway and courtyard…

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Faith & Form - October 2012

Light Touch

FAITH & FORM MAGAZINE | FALL 2012

First Presbyterian Church of Burbank, California, is a common story of an old church, untouched for years and tired.  We took the old dark box and introduced window and skylight punctures, allowing natural light into the space. The stained-glass windows were traditional dark glass, so along with the introduction of natural light we kept everything white inside…

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The Daily Transcript - August 6, 2012

New Parish Center Complete

THE DAILY TRANSCRIPT | AUGUST 6, 2012

Construction is now complete on the new parish center at Ascension Catholic Church and is open to its congregation in Tierrasanta. The church, founded in 1980, now has a 10,000-square-foot parish center with a large hall, seven meeting rooms, a kitchen, lobby, storage area and restrooms…

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Ascension Catholic Church Dedicates New, domusstudio-Designed Parish Center

WORSHIP FACILITIES MAGAZINE | JULY 10, 2012

Ascension Catholic Church dedicated its new Parish Center, designed by domusstudio architecture. Built in 1985, the church is located at 11292 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. in Tierrasanta. Bishop Cirilo Flores, who will succeed Bishop Robert H. Brom when he retires as head of the San Diego Diocese next year, will bless the building…

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2011


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Professional Profile

SAN DIEGO BUSINESS JOURNAL | SEPTEMBER 19, 2011

Architect Jon Dominy’s custom residential portfolio is valued at well over $25 million, and includes contemporary urban condos, a custom “Home of the Year” and several multimillion dollar homes in La Jolla and Del Mar for the CEOs of San Diego’s largest companies. He is part of an esteemed design family at domusstudio architecture…

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Ascension Catholic Church in Tierrasanta Expanding

THE DAILY TRANSCRIPT | AUGUST 19, 2011

Construction is now underway in Tierrasanta to expand Ascension Catholic Church. The $3.5 million dollar planned expansion involves construction a new 10,200-square-foot parish center that will have a large hall, seven meeting rooms, a kitchen, lobby, storage area and restrooms. The project also involves a new pavillion, redesigning the church’s entrance, installing multiple courtyards, improving the parking lot and adding new parking spaces…

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New Navy Child Center Now Open

THE DAILY TRANSCRIPT | AUGUST 15, 2011

T.B. Penick & Sons has completed construction on the $9.4 million design-build project of the Patrick Wade Child Development Center at Liberty Station in Point Loma…The single story center was designed by domusstudio architecure…

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Awards Recognize Church’s Excellent Features, Design

SAN DIEGO BUSINESS  JOURNAL | JULY 18, 2011

The structural complexity and creativity of exposed steal trusses crisscrossing the sanctuary of a Rancho Santa Fe church earned a People’s Choice award for structural engineers Josephson Werdowatz & Associates Inc. and project architects domusstudio architecture.  The 2011 Excellence in Structural Engineering awards were announced during the Structural Engineers Association of San Diego dinner meeting held June 21…

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A Home Within a Home

SAN DIEGO HOME/GARDEN | JULY 11, 2011

Presented with a world-class site along California’s Gold Coast, a fledgling architect may be tempted to go Gehyrish, and design a residential tourist attraction instead of a home. Those who are wiser, like Jon Dominy of domusstudio achritecture, understand the most beautiful room locations deserve timeless architecture…

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Milestone Reached on Cathedral’s Restoration

SAN DIEGO BUSINESS  JOURNAL | JUNE 6, 2011

The second phase of a three-phase renovation has been completed for the for the 70-year-old St. Joseph’s Catholic Cathedral in downtown San Diego. The $770,000 project included interior lighting including exterior wood and concrete restorations to the building and bell tower, painting and repairs to upper clerestory windows…

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Rancho Santa Fe Church Honored

THE DAILY TRANSCRIPT | MAY 23, 2011

The Village Community Presbyterian Church in Rancho Santa Fe, designed by church architecture specialists domusstudio architecture of San Diego, has been honored with 2011 Lily Award from the Rancho Santa Fe Association. Presented May 12 at the association’s annual meeting at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club…

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Penick Completes Restorative Work on St. Joseph’s

THE DAILY TRANSCRIPT | MAY 23, 2011

T.B. Penick and Sons Inc. have completed $770,000 of restorative work and upgrades to the 70-year old, 13,415-square-foot St. Joseph’s Catholic Cathedral located between Beech Street and Third Avenue in downtown San Diego. This completes the second phase of a three phase renovation plan for the Cathedral…

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Oceanside Library Gets Redesigned

SAN DIEGO SOURCE – THE DAILY TRANSCRIPT | MAY 20, 2011

The redesign of Oceanside’s main library by domusstudio architecture maintains Charles Moore’s vision while incorporating a new retail approach, officials said…

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THE DAILY TRANSCRIPT | MAY 19, 2011

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Copper Dome New Parish Center Completed in San Diego, California

ARCHITECTURAL WEST | MARCH/APRIL 2011

The copper dome-capped, 24,000-square-foot Parish Center for St. Therese of Carmel Catholic Parish has been completed, according to domusstudio architecture, the San Diego-based firm who designed the multi-purpose building for the San Diego, California Carmel Valley Community area church and school…

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Real Estate Roundup – Steel Framing Underway for Church’s Parish Center

SAN DIEGO BUSINESS JOURNAL | FEBRUARY 21, 2011

Steel framing is now underway and the topping slab has been poured for a new two-story Parish Center at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carlsbad. Designed by the worship facilities specialists domusstudio architecture. The 18,4443-square-foot is expected to be completed in July. Since groundbreaking in June, site work has been ongoing…

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2011 Home of the  Year Contest

RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE | FEBRUARY 20, 2011

Home is where the heart is. It’s your own personal sanctuary, your expression of self. Ranch & Coast Magazine is currently looking for the best home in San Diego and we invite you to enter our third annual Home of the Year content. Your entry will be judged by a panel of Southern California-based design industry professionals on architectural innovation, interior design elements/principals, curb appeal, functionality and noteworthy/unique features…

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Construction Under Way at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church

THE DAILY TRANSCRIPT | FEBRUARY 17, 2011

Steel framing is now underway and the topping slab has been poured for a new two-story Parish Center at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carlsbad. Designed by domusstudio architecture, the 18,4443-square-foot is expected to be completed in July. Located approximately five acres near Alga and El Fuerte in Carlsbad…

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A Retail-Style Redesign Livens Up Public Library

SAN DIEGO BUSINESS JOURNAL | FEBRUARY 7, 2011

A March 2 reopening is scheduled for Oceanside’s main Civic Center Library, which is undergoing a $465,000 redesign and remodeling geared to creating a super-friendly, retail-oriented environment. A Jan 26 statement from domusstudio architecture of San Diego, which developed the new design…

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Overhaul Starts New Chapter for Library

NORTH COUNTY TIMES | FEBRUARY 6, 2011

Renovation work is nearly complete on Oceanside’s downtown Civic Center Library, which is scheduled to reopen March 2… The renovation has been in the works since 2005, when the City Council approved a library strategic  plan…

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2010


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New Fire Station by Local Architect Opens in La Quinta

SAN DIEGO DAILY TRANSCRIPT | NOVEMBER 25, 2011

La Quinta – Spanish Colonial style bi-fold doors open recently at La Quinta Fire Station No.32. The desert community’s new four-bay fire station designed by domusstudio architecture of San Diego. Featuring state-of-the-art technology and energy-efficient systems, the new station meet the needs of firefighters and also fits into the character of Spanish Colonial-style, La Quinta village, according to Wayne Holton, AIA, a principal at domusstudio…

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The Village Community Presbyterian Church

SAN DIEGO METROPOLITAN | OCTOBER 2010

The Village Community Presbyterian Church in Rancho Santa Fe unveiled its new education building last month during the grand opening of the “Kids Village.” “An old building has been transformed into a fun, welcome space,” said Rev. Jack Baca, senior pastor…The original construction built in the 1960’s was redesigned by domusstudio architecture to integrate with the church’s recently completed Lilian Rice-style sanctuary…

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Real Estate Roundup – Kid-Friendly Education Building Opens at Church

SAN DIEGO BUSINESS JOURNAL | SEPTEMBER 20, 2010

The Village Community Presbyterian Church in Rancho Santa Fe was scheduled to unveil its new education building Sept 12, when members and guests of the prominent church celebrated a grand opening of the “Kids Village”…

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New San Carlos Church Building Dedicated

THE DAILY TRANSCRIPT | SEPTEMBER 20, 2010

A new youth/education building was dedicated recently at the San Carlos United Methodist Church in San Diego. The project represents phase IA of a multi-phase master plan designed by church architects domusstudio architecture, according to Wayne Holton, principal at domusstudio…

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New St. Rose Education Center Dedicated

THE DAILY TRANSCRIPT | SEPTEMBER 13, 2010

The new education center building at  St. Rose of Lima Parish in Chula Vista has been formerly blessed and dedicated by Bishop Robert Brom of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego. The two-story, mission style building at H Street and 3rd Avneue designed by San Diego based domusstudio architecture and constructed by Erickson-Hall Construction Company…

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domusstudio architecture Fired Up About Designing Series of Fire Stations

SAN DIEGO BUSINESS JOURNAL | JULY 27, 2010

The designs of neighborhood fire stations has become a newer area of expertise for Wayn Holton and his colleagues domusstudio architecture, a firm lanuched 23 years ago as  Dominy + Associates…

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The Daily Transcript - July 26, 2010

Construction Week – Oakridge Community Center Open

SAN DIEGO BUSINESS JOURNAL | JULY 26, 2010

Residents of Oakridge Mobile Home Park in Sylmar, Calif., celebrated the July 23 opening of their new community center on once fire-stricken ground. The Oakridge community was nearly completely destroyed during the Nov 14-15, 2008, Syre fire, when 480 of the 600 mobile home residences burned to the ground…

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Building Religious Structures a Blessing for Firms

SAN DIEGO BUSINESS JOURNAL | JULY 26, 2010

While San Diego county commercial construction remains at a near standstill compared with ore-recession levels, local contractors are finding opportunities in project work for churches, synagogues and other religious institutions. Even though that sector has seen construction startups decline since 2008…

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The Daily Transcript - June 7, 2010

APWA Names Encinitas Station Project of the Year

THE DAILY TRANSCRIPT | JUNE 7, 2010

The American Public Works Association announced this month domusstudio architecture-designed Encinitas Fire Station No.3 is its Project of the Year. The new fire station No.3 was built by the city of Encinitas to replace the old station on the same site…

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2010 Home of the Year

RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE | MAY 2010

The 2010 Home of the Year is a breathtaking two-level concrete, steel and glass residence inspired by its location at the head of Scripps Canyon, a narrow gorge that leads to Black’s Beach. Designed by John Pyjar, AIA of domusstudio architecture and built by Michael D. Burton Construction, a contemporary, open-floor plan maintains ocean views throughout via floors to ceiling windows and sliding glass doors…

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Renovated Village Church Sanctuary Ready for Easter Sunday Unveiling

RANCHO SANTA FE REVIEW | APRIL 1, 2010

It wasn’t the Village Community Presbyterian Church’s plan to open its new sanctuary on Easter Sunday, but Reverend Dr. Jack Baca said it might have been part of God’s plan. A May completion day had been projected for the Church’s $17 million project…

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St. Rose of Lima Statue Restored as Part of Chula Vista Church Expansion

WORSHIP FACILITIES | MARCH/APRIL 2010

St. Rose of Lima Parish in Chula Vista, Calif., announces construction of a new 24,000-square-foot education center building. The start to construction was commemorated with the unveiling of a 500-pound refurbished namesake statue of St. Rose of Lima…

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Riverside Breaks Ground on La Quinta Station

FIRE CHIEF | DECEMBER 15, 2009

Riverside County (Calif.) Fire has broken ground on its La Quinta Fire Station No. 32. Expected to be completed in Fall 2010, the $6.8 million project incorporates a 7,200-square-foot fire station and improvements to the neighboring City Corporate  Yard, where public-works equipment is parked…

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