Progress was made today as Craig W. Hartman, FAIA, of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) was named as lead designer for the long-awaited Roman Catholic Cathedral in Santa Ana, California. The Christ Our Savior Cathedral will serve a growing diocesan community of 1.2m and Tod D. Brown, Bishop of Orange, has announced that the design act as a reflection of the local community.
He explained: “With the selection of an architect we take the first of many steps towards the cherished goal of building and dedicating a new Cathedral complex. It will be Mr. Hartman’s responsibility to encapsulate the imagination of others and the practical demands of one of the nation’s most dynamic and fastest growing diocesan communities. I am grateful to our selection committee for its work in securing Mr. Hartman as our principal architect.”