St. Therese of Carmel

San Diego, CA

This new 1000 seat church serves the Catholic community in the Carmel Valley area of San Diego located on a sloped hillside along highway 56. The 15-acre site was graded and landscaped to preserve the natural hillside and provide terraced parking areas and play areas to serve the Parish needs.

The church is situated on the most prominent hillside location on the site which is viewed from highway 56. The highway is 40 feet lower than the church pad allowing the interior views to focus on the beautiful sandstone cliffs across the freeway while not seeing the freeway at all.

Hyndman & Hyndman provided architectural and interior design services including the liturgical furnishings designs.