The Cathedral of Christ the Light

From its inception, the magnificent, 250,000-square foot Oakland Cathedral was christened "The Cathedral of Christ the Light". As a result, light would have to be the focal point of the new Cathedral. To enhance the religious significance of light, leaders in the diocese wanted the Cathedral's design to reflect a representation of the "vault of heaven" which would serve as a fitting place to worship.


"The Cathedral of Christ the Light is the seat of the Bishop for the diocese and resonates as a place of openness and worship for its 600,000 parishioners. The glass, wood and concrete Cathedral has won numerous architectural, design and construction awards from all across the country. What's particularly interesting from my perspective is how the glass walls are able to perfectly capture the spirit of the Bishop's intentions".
- Ryan Hoffman, Viracon Sales Representative

Glass Type: VE1-85, VE1-2M
Glazing Contractor: Enclos Corp.
Metcoe Specialities, Inc.
Products: Laminated
Insulating
Silk-screened

Product Application: Safety Glazing
Decorative
Bird Friendly
Photographer: © Greg West
Timothy Hursley

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Kendall/Heaton Associates
Building Application: Religious
General Contractor: