Irvine, CA (PRWEB) December 03, 2011
David Price, an architect with national and international experience in recreation, entertainment, industrial and urban design, has joined VSI Architects as a lead architect. His first VSI project, Pinon Hills Community Church, has already won a LEED Award.
When the average attendance at Pinon Hills jumped from 500 to 1300, the church leadership found new land and developed a master plan for a worship center, child development center, student center, retail area, and retirement community. The church also pursued Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification, an internationally-recognized assessment of sustainable and “green” building design, construction, and operation.
Price worked with the church to maximize the conservation and sustainability features which include open space, a “cool roof” membrane to reflect solar heating and minimize energy loss, filtration of storm-water runoff, water-efficient plumbing fixtures, and energy-efficient heating and air-conditioning systems.
“The need for greater environmental accountability is not going to lessen in the future,” Price says. “It’s a good thing for churches to say, ‘We’re part of this broader community and we should be reflecting a higher standard commensurate with our role as a community leader.'”
Price’s previous work includes town center “heritage” plans for the cities of Brea, Perris, Napa and Lompoc in California; water-themed resort communities in Indonesia and Japan; and “Camp Snoopy” at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio.
About Visioneering Studios:
Visioneering Studios is a national architecture firm with studios in Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, Atlanta, and Charlotte. The leading global designer of Christ-centered communities, Visioneering Studios believes church design “as usual” can be ineffective, and instead draws from years of experience in theme park, resort and retail design to conceptualize and construct “Destinations that lift the spirit” integrating religious, hospitality, and urban design elements. More information is available at http://www.visioneeringstudios.com.
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