West Los Angeles, California

First United Methodist Church of West Los Angeles

West Coast USA
First United Methodist Church of Los Angeles
Project Size
12,000 Square Feet

Renovation, Worship Space, Outdoor Courtyard

The new design concept reconfigured the 157-seat worship space by changing the narrow linear seating to a layout which gathers the entire assembly around the altar on three sides.

The completed building has many features to improve the contemporary worship space, including increased natural ambient light; an adjacent outdoor courtyard space that welcomes and links all pedestrian paths; disabled access features including a new elevator; state-of-the-art theatrical lighting and audio-visual equipment; and installation of new energy efficient windows and mechanical equipment. In addition, a nationally known stained glass artist fabricated several large windows to tell the story of the community.