Project: Cathedral of Christ the Light
Location: Oakland, California
Design Architect: SOM
Architect of Record: Kendall/Heaton Associates
The Cathedral of Christ the Light and also called the Oakland Cathedral, is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland in Oakland, California. It is the seat of the Bishop of Oakland. Christ the Light, the first cathedral built in the 21st century, replaces the Cathedral of Saint Francis de Sales, irreparably damaged in the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989.
Christ the Light, as a larger Cathedral Center, is composed of the cathedral church, chancery offices of the bishop’s curia, diocesean conference center, rectory, health services center, and a mausoleum. The Cathedral Center also houses both a cafe and bookstore, as well as a public plaza and garden.
HMA provided the design of the security systems for the cathedral campus.