Laguna Presbyterian Church Renovation

Laguna Beach, CA

Completed: 2010


This Spanish Revival church was built in 1927 with a chancel addition completed in 1948 and had minor remodeling during the 1970's and 80's. The primary goal of the renovation was to return the splendor of the original Spanish Revival style, enlarge the Chancel for music and worship and to build for the next 50 years. The Presbyterian worship focus is Table, Word and Font. Working within the context of an existing processional plan Table, Word and Font were pulled forward and became central to the space. The renovated worship space reflects the centrality of these elements and are surrounded by the choir, music ministry and the congregation. All the liturgical objects and elements were custom designed or refurbished. Table, Pulpit, Lectern are constructed of carved cherry and custom iron-work. The font has a custom cast glass bowl resting on custom iron-work.

Project Team:

Client: Laguna Presbyterian Church
Pastor: Rev. Jerry Tankersley
Interior Designer: Robert Habiger
Interior Construction Administration: Dekker Perich Sabatini
Architects: Thirtieth Street Architects, John Loomis Principal in Charge
Liturgical Design Consultant: Robert Habiger
Project Manager: Bruce Hampton
Artists: Juanita Yoder (painted fabric), Giovani Capon (metal), BJ Katz (cast glass font bowl)
Custom Altar, Pulpit, Lectern, and Pews: Designed by Robert Habiger and fabricated by New Holland Church Furniture
Photographer: RMA Photography Inc