Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland, California

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Comprised of a 1,500-seat sanctuary with side chapels, a baptistery and dependencies, the Cathedral will honor its religious and civic obligations to both the Catholic Diocese and the City.
With a building form based on an inner wooden vessel contained within a veil of glass—both of which are anchored on a sculptural concrete “Reliquary Wall”—the design conveys an inclusive statement of welcome and openness as the community’s symbolic soul.