Eric Chang

Eric Chang

South Pasadena, CA, US


St. Edwards Pastoral Center

The project design includes a new pastoral center and re-imagined entry for the existing church - in support of the growing parish and community outreach needs of St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church.

The hillside location provides opportunities to take advantage of ocean views, daylight and breezes, but also requires a sensitivity to the residential area surrounding the church.

The configuration of the new pastoral center and facade enhances the presence and importance of the church building, and is conducive to fellowship gathering before and after mass. The 27,000 SF pastoral center houses formal and informal gathering areas for worship, education, and quiet contemplation for a variety of parish and community groups alike. Church offices and support spaces are located on the second floor of the pastoral center. Additional ministry spaces, including those for music, youth and meeting are located in a lower level, opening directly to a new court on the ocean side of the center.

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Status: Unbuilt
Location: Dana Point, CA, US
My Role: Responsible for space planning and schematic design, modeling and documentation.