A new 30,000 sf church and civic facility. The program includes a sanctuary for 550 congregants, support spaces and offices, six classrooms, a commercial kitchen and dining room. The 13 acre site sits between a well travelled arterial route and city street lined residential plots. The site has two level areas, roughly equal in size separated by a 25’ high hill. The level areas of the site do no comfortable accommodate the building program and parking. Courtyards are utilized to define semi-private outdoor spaces and to admit light into subterranean building areas. Primary construction elements are masonry bearing wall, engineered wood roof structure, grass flat roofs and zinc sanctuary roof.