Location: Garden Grove, California
Client: Catholic Diocese of Orange
The Catholic Diocese of Orange has selected Johnson Fain to transform the iconic Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California into Christ Cathedral. Originally designed by Philip Johnson for Reverend Robert Schuller, the building will now undergo extensive improvements to the all-glass 2,000 seat interior and will transition this important architectural landmark into a Roman Catholic place of worship. Design will also address sunlight control, acoustics and environmental comfort. This historic opportunity restores and respects the original building while creating a unique sacramental space within the framework of the original classic modern structure.