For its 125th anniversary issue, Architectural Record names the top 125 buildings built since the magazine's founding in 1891. Three SOM projects were honored: Lever House, Cathedral of Christ The Light, and Burj Khalifa.
Architectural Digest places the Cathedral of Christ the Light at the top of its itinerary for a perfect visit to Oakland. The SOM-designed building, composed of an inner wooden vessel sheathed in a veil of glass, conveys openness and welcome in Oakland's downtown.
Each week, Dwell magazine highlights their favorite design or architecture Instagram photo. Last week, the publication featured an elegant photo of the SOM-designed and engineered Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, California.
Craig Hartman, SOM Design Partner, will speak at the Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning's 50th Anniversary Symposium on April 9, 2015. A former recipient of the University’s Distinguished Alumni Award, Craig will give the keynote lecture titled “Shadow and Light: Making Sacred Space for the 21st Century."
Architecture & Design recently featured an upcoming symposium on church design in Melbourne, Australia. SOM Design Partner Craig Hartman will speak about the Cathedral of Christ the Light at the event.
Craig Hartman, SOM Design Partner, will give a keynote speech at a symposium on church design in Melbourne, Australia. The event will focus on the Cathedral of Christ the Light, designed by SOM.
The Catholic News Agency highlights an upcoming symposium on church design that will focus on the Cathedral of Christ the Light. SOM Design Partner Craig Hartman will give a keynote lecture at the event.
On December 9, 2014, two SOM experts will help lead a tour and combined workshop of the Cathedral of Christ the Light. The building, which is composed of an inner wooden vessel sheathed in a veil of glass, was designed by SOM and is located in Oakland, California.
The American Concrete Institute has chosen SOM’s Cathedral of Christ the Light as the cover photo of its Formwork for Concrete Manual, now in print for its 50th year. The building achieves an extraordinary level of lightness and luminosity through the highly innovative use of modest materials.
If modern architecture is defined by abstraction, the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, California, designed by SOM, is abstract in the most catholic sense of the term. The 250,000-square-foot church complex, with its distinguishable 136-foot-tall, glass-clad cathedral, overlooks the northwestern arm of Oakland’s scenic Lake Merritt.
Architects often aim to infuse their creations with meaning, but one type of structure demands something particularly moving—a spiritual building. The most successful churches, chapels, temples, synagogues, and mosques have at least one thing in common: architecture that transforms raw, earthly materials into compositions so powerful they evoke something beyond our world.
"The Cathedral of Christ the Light" monograph — published by one of the world's foremost architecture, art, and design publishers, Hatje Cantz — includes essays by the architecture critic Paul Goldberger, the historian and author Pierluigi Serrano, scholars Karla Britton and Maristella Casciato, and SOM architect Craig Hartman.
SOM's Jeffery J. McCarthy, Keith Boswell, and Ellen Lou — leaders from the Chicago and San Francisco offices — have been elected to the prestigious American Institute of Architects for their significant contributions to the profession.
California is home to the three most imaginative and successful modern Roman Catholic cathedrals in the country, including Oakland's ingeniously designed and handsomely crafted Cathedral of Christ the Light.
One of only two cathedrals completed this year in the United States, the Cathedral of Christ the Light is a wonder of religious architecture.