Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio, Inc. will begin a master plan and a space needs program for Santa Monica¬ís Mt. Olive Lutheran Church.
For the past 70 years, Mt. Olive has been a staple in the neighborhood, serving as the host to myriad community services and events, such as yoga classes, adult education, preschool services and after-school programs.
Intending to move forward as a place of a worship and a community resource center, Mt. Olive has asked Urban Studio ¬ó helmed by architect Gwynne Pugh, who has worked as a leading name in world architecture and Santa Monica for more than 30 years ¬ó to assist in reorganizing and adding versatility to the church¬ís campus.
For the meantime, the programming process will require meetings with the church¬ís volunteer teams and the Santa Monica community at large ¬ó ultimately to produce a comprehensive and sustainable master plan for the 1.5-acre site.