Journey of Faith Sunday School + Adult Education
Manhattan Beach, CA


Journey of Faith church wanted at replace two aging underutilized Sunday school classroom buildings with a state-of-the-art, 15,505 SF education facility that would unify and re-orient the center of their campus. Onyx designed a three-story, semi-subterranean building that takes advantage of the natural hillside topography, creating a series of outdoor terraces and courtyards interconnected by stairs, ramps and elevators to link six levels in three buildings, three terrace courtyards and three parking areas. The space between the buildings becomes as useful as the buildings themselves in promoting interaction and fellowship. The clean design of the interior provides a backdrop for stage sets and specially themed graphics for child education. Circulation focuses on a multi-story lobby with digital check-in and tracking of child security. The building and site improvement complete all accessible paths-of-travel to all levels of this steeply-sloped campus.

Client:
Journey of Faith