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Recently, Peter DeMaria, AIA, of DeMaria Design, this month received an award from the South Bay/Long Beach Chapter of the AIA for his design of the East LA Four Square Church Parsonage.  The project was built using a hybrid form of traditional stick frame construction and seven recycled cargo containers. 

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The 3,400 square-foot structure includes a residential living suite, classrooms, a teen center, offices, and a great room for weddings, educational conferences, religious ceremonies, neighborhood gatherings, and family celebrations. 

Peter DeMaria is a leader in the container architecture field and has been researching this form of construction for several years because containers are strong, fireproof, mold resistant, and affordable as a structural system.  The Redondo Beach House is perhaps one of his most notable container projects, and more information is available through Logical Homes and Logical Architecture

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Photo credits: DeMaria Design.