L. A. Prayer Mountain Compound, Frazier Park, CA
The new multi-Purpose
building acts primarily as a place of worship for the compound, but can also be used for large meetings.
The structure utilizes scissor trusses to give the building a typical ecclesiastical look. The porches on three
sides of the building increase the public spaces and adds visual interest. Multiple roofs at the entry create a more
diverse exterior while working to delineated the interior spaces. Creating an appealing appearance wasn't the only
challenge for this project. The design had to also meet California’s strict earthquake code. Wood
shear walls and seismic strapping were used to provide lateral stability.
cabins are small buildings to temporarily lodge visiting members of the congregation. They are pre-built
facilities that sit on new foundations. The challenge was to provide foundations that will provide frost protection and
that also connect to the building to resist the earthquake and gravity loads while being cost effective.