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WORKING WITH PASTORS AND CHRISTIAN LEADERS TO DESIGN CHURCHES FOR THE GLORY OF GOD WORLDWIDE.

SERVICES

 
INSPIRED ARCHITECTURE THAT WORKS

Our commitment is to bring a high level of creativity and stewardship to solving complex architectural problems efficiently and effectively with specific attention to budget and schedule constraints. We assemble each project team with architects, associate architects, consultants and specialists who are the best suited and most experienced for each project.

Architecture

Programming and Planning

Interior Design

Management

Environmental Consulting

Feasibility Studies

Construction

Financing

Energy Audits &

Sustainable Strategies

Audio - Visual Production

The Team

Marketing

Graphic Design

Business Planning

Logo / Branding Design

Digital Development

New Product Development

Service Design

Complimentary Facilities Survey

Our goal is to offer high-quailty plans that can be followed and utilized from beginning to end of project. Please see our contact page to fill out a form; or click here

ABOUT US

 
ELEMENTS GROUP IS A FULL SERVICE ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR DESIGN,
PLANNING AND
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING FIRM

TEAM APPROACH

 

The Elements Group is headed by principal architects and partners Michael Holliday FAIA and Steve Camp AIA. Mr. Holliday and Mr. Camp have been responsible for the management, design and construction of over $500 million in architectural projects over the past 25 years of professional practice together. Major projects have been located throughout California, Nevada, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii and Costa Rica and have been completed for major commercial and residential developers, institutions and private corporations. Responsible for design throughout his professional career, Mr. Camp is a licensed architect and focuses on strategic management and implementation of the firm's award winning design efforts. Elements Group maintains design offices in Santa Barbara and Aliso Viejo, California, and is currently involved in a number of projects located in the south-western US, Costa Rica, and Hawaii.

SUPERIOR CLIENT SERVICE

 

Elements Group is focused on developing strong and lasting client relationships with pastors, ministry leaders, camp and recreational facility directors. We strive to deliver the highest standards of architecture and consulting services to our clients. Our commitment is to bring a high level of creativity and stewardship to solving complex architectural problems efficiently and effectively with specific attention to budget and schedule constraints. We assemble a team of architects, consultants and specialists best suited and most experienced for each project. Client satisfaction is one of our strongest goals and the commitment of each member of our team.

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP & STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY

 

Our experience in successfully incorporating the client's needs and budget constraints into a creative design solution that documents the detailing and construction process, while properly navigating projects through permit and approval procedures, has been the basis for our award-winning reputation. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide functional yet innovative creative design solutions that work. We believe that form and function are seamlessly integrated in the most successful architectural solutions, and that function-generated forms can lead to practical innovations. We are dedicated to maximizing energy efficiency, sustainability and environmental conservation in every design task we undertake. From master planning to interior design, we provide complete and accurate construction documents which are essential to a successful project.

INSPIRED SOLUTIONS THAT WORK, ON TIME & ON BUDGET

 

We are committed to establishing realistic completion schedules and budgets early in the design process, and strive to work within these target dates and guidelines. We work closely with our clients to provide creative design solutions that surpass their expectations, are built on time, and stay within budgets.

K - 12 Schools and Higher Education Facilities
Christian Churches and Religious Facilities
Christian Camps
and Recreational Facilities
... all of these...Worldwide
 
 

CLIENTS

Pastor Greg Laurie
Harvest Christian Fellowship

"Steve Camp at Elements really knows what he is doing in the design of church facilities"

Pastor John Collins
Harvest Christian Fellowship

"Their work has made our campus an even greater place to hang out and have fellowship"

Pastor Bill Welsh
The Refuge |
Calvary Chapel Huntington Beach

"Michael and Steve provided the creative design vision we need to transform our dated building into a new community landmark"

Pastor David Guzik
Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara

"It's great to work with Elements Group. You won't find a better team to help get the best and most out of your existing facility, and plan for a growing future"

Pastor Mike Fabarez
Compass Bible Church
Pastor Dave Rolph
Calvary Chapel Pacific Hills
Pastor Ricky Ryan
Kumulani Chapel

"These guys have the proven background and experience, and they know Calvary Chapel"

"Elements did a great job for us and delivered more than we thought possible"

"Elements Group has always responded to our specific building challenges with a wealth of great ideas and wisdom for the functional design of our church facilities, ministry space and pastoral offices. Their experience and insight are invaluable!"

Pastor Rick Warren
Saddleback Church

"Steve Camp and the Elements team transformed a 1990’s fitness center into a modern, state of the art facility for our church family. Elements provides the perfect combination of creativity, problem solving and a heart for people"

credit: Jeremiah Goley

 

TEAM

Steve Camp
AIA Principle Architect
Michael Holliday
FAIA, LEED AP

Mr. Camp has a passion for working with Christian Ministry Leaders to help them identify their facility needs and plan for the future in a manner that maximizes their resources.

 

During the early part of his career Mr. Camp worked with the nationally recognized firm, The Austin Company. While working with The Austin Company, Mr. Camp played a significant role in all aspects of the design and construction of a $95 million office building/hangar facility for McDonell Douglas Corporation.
 

His next career step was to assist in opening an Orange County office for the Pasadena firm, Barash Architects, where his responsibilities included business development, design, construction documents and construction administration for various commercial and institutional projects in the Southern California area.
 

In 1990, Mr. Camp opened an Orange County regional office for the Santa Barbara firm, DesignARC Inc. It was during this period of his career that he began designing various Christian Church and Private School projects. His first major church commission was in 1994 with The Coast Hills Community Church in Aliso Viejo, CA.

In 2005, the office of DesignARC Orange County was renamed Elements Architecture. Mr. Camp garnered his first local design award for the custom residence known as "The Falcon House," located in Carmel, CA.
 

Licensed Architect in California since 1987

 

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Architecture
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California - 1984

 

Associates Architecture Degree
Fullerton College, Fullerton, California - 1979

 

HONORS

AIA Architectural Award for Outstanding Design - Falcon House - Carmel, California

 

REGISTRATION

Architect California License NO. C18407

 

MEMBERSHIPS

Member American Institute of Architects 1990 to present

Board Member and Vice-Chairman - Christian Surfing Federation

Member - Compass Bible Church, Aliso Viejo, CA

“Mr. Holliday has a passion for working with people and for sustainable and environmentally responsible design. He is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited professional and member of the US Green Building Council. Mr. Holliday maintains an expertise in securing project planning and design approvals through the various Santa Barbara County and Santa Barbara City Review agencies and his various Community Board Memberships and Civic activities have allowed he and his firm to participate in numerous high profile public and private projects.

 

After graduating with a Master’s Degree from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Mr. Holliday began his architectural career with the firm of Gruen Associates, Inc. of Los Angeles. At Gruen, his responsibilities included design, construction documents and reprographic coordination for projects such as The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art and the $2 Billion California Plaza Project in downtown Los Angeles.

 

After gaining considerable experience in all aspects of architecture, Mr. Holliday returned to Sarasota, Florida, and became principal in his own firm of Johnson Peterson Holliday Architects. His position encompassed management of the office, as well as, design and supervision of large commercial and residential projects.


Holliday was a senior partner with DesignARC from 1989 to 2006, where he managed and oversaw the design and construction of approximately $100 Million in commercial, institutional and several large residential projects. His expertise in design and management of large projects have won he and his firms several local and state design awards for Excellence in Architecture from the American Institute of Architects.

 

 

EDUCATION

Master of Architecture Degree 

Highest Honors, Summa Cum Laude, #1 in graduating class - California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California
 

Bachelor of Design Degree; High Honors
University of Florida, School of Architecture,
Gainesville, Florida

 

 

       HONORS

AIA Scholastic Medal for Outstanding Graduate Student - Awarded to top graduate

Henry Adams Medal for Outstanding Student Service

Alan C. Johnson Scholarship for Outstanding Graduate Student

Member of Phi Eta Sigma & Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society

 

 

REGISTRATION

Architect California License NO. C19574

Architect Florida License NO. 11548

Architect Nevada License NO. 3153

 

 

MEMBERSHIPS

President - American Institute of Architects 1995; Member 1989 to present

Chairman - US Green Building Council USGBC, C4 Chapter SB Region

Board Member & Vice-chairman, SB Region chamber of commerce

Certified Member, BuiltGreen Santa Barbara

Board Member, UCSB Economic Forecast Project

Board Member and Vice-President, La Montana Christian Camps

President, Roasrio Park Mutual Water Compan

Member, Calvary Chapel of Santa Barbara

Member, Green Building Alliance

 

 

 

VIDEOS

 
HARVEST OC NEW CAMPUS TOUR
 
PASTOR BILL WELSH SHARES ON CALVARY CHAPEL
 
RICKY RYAN DESCRIBES THE CCSB DESIGN VISION
 
MICHAEL HOLLIDAY INTERVIEWS PASTOR WELSH

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