The administrative and customer services for San Diego's largest Catholic Cemetery were being run out of an obsolete 1930's caretakers house that had to be replaced. The new office building is considered more of a pastoral facility than a business operation. The clients are in the middle of a difficult time so the design intent for the project was to create a welcoming, light-filled, and ascendant space to provide calm for clients as well as the staff. Clients meet in small conference rooms with a counselor. There are no computers to be found, just a stress-less space and human interaction. The business functions take place out of the client's sight. By nestling the building into a slope, the grade changes allow for public entry on the lower level and staff entry on the upper story.