Cathedral of Christ the Light

Location: Oakland, CA
Owner: Catholic Cathedral Corporation of the East Bay
Construction Manager: CMA
General Contractor: Webcor Builders
Design Architect/Engineer: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP
Architect of Record: Kendall/Heaton Associates

Low-CO2 Concrete from Central Concrete


  • Religious & Cultural Center: 178,998 sf
  • Parking Structure: 2 levels, subterranean: 74,449 sf, 200 stalls
  • Constructed area: 20,996 sqm
  • Concrete structure with tension-supported, glue-laminted timber superstructure
  • 1,500-seat cathedral sanctuary
  • Design start: 2002; Construction complete: 2008
  • 20+ awards, including:
    • 2009 AIA Honor Award for Architecture
    • 2009 SEDG Design Award
    • 2009 NCSEA Award Winner
    • 2008 AIA Outstanding Architectural Design
    • 2007 American Concrete Award for Architecture


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