Irvine, CA

Mariners Church

Winner of “Best of” in the Worship Category from California Construction Magazine.

Winner of “Best of” in the Worship Category from California Construction Magazine.

The Mariner’s Church’s master-planned project was developed in a series of phases. Approximately 80% of the site has been improved or newly constructed from vacant land. The project included the expansion of campus facilities from two existing buildings to seven major buildings plus parking structures and new outdoor facilities and playspace.

The original campus design and first stages of construction started in 1998. Oltmans was brought on board in 2004 to assist with planning and constructing Imagine 3, the third phase of the masterplanned campus, which included the site and lake work, the Youth Building and Port Mariners Kids Building. The new chapel was under construction concurrently with our phase of work and required collaborating with the other on- site general and subcontractors. Oltmans coordinated all site logistics for an effective construction operation. In addition to general contracting, Oltmans provided design/build services for the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire sprinkler systems. We worked closely with the lead design team, which included the lead campus designer, the lead architect for all vertical construction and the specialized chapel designer.

The two-story steel framed Youth Building included large multi-purpose rooms with state-of-the-art sound, video and lighting for the performing arts stage. Recreational areas included meeting rooms with roll-up doors to connect with the youth plaza outside, lounges for high school age youth furnished with pool tables, table top games and other equipment for interactive recreation. There was a 2-level basketball court structure as well as a large skateboard/bike park located outdoors in the student plaza. The studio space was designed for students to listen to music, record music or practice for upcoming performances. Class room and office space was also included.

The two-story, 72,162 s.f. Port Mariners Kids Building was a tilt-up concrete structure with a stone veneer, glass and aluminum façade. The project included class rooms, central plant building with mezzanine as well as Wacky World Studios props and decorations as well as a custom themed play ground.

The site and artificial lake scope of work included a 3-acre man-made lake with a concrete bottom. The lake area included waterfalls, bridges, trellis structures and decorative concrete. One side of the lake wraps around a barbecue island for outdoor events. The campus site setting was designed to accommodate special occasions, including weddings and other gatherings. The lake design created a protective type moat, separating this area from other activities and crowds.

Square Footage

Port Mariners 72,162 s.f.

Youth Building 27,000 s.f.

Site Work/Lake 3-acres