Cathedral of the Holy Name of Jesus

Raleigh, North Carolina

This project is for an entirely new Cathedral Church to be built for the Diocese of Raleigh, North Carolina. The design participates in and extends the nearly 2000 year-long tradition of art and architecture established and fostered by the Roman Catholic Church. Drawing inspiration from several of the Church’s well-loved periods of architectural style, the design is entirely new, inventively traditional, and unmistakably Catholic.

Designed to accommodate a congregation of approximately 2000, the Cathedral Church is the main part of a larger Cathedral Campus, also designed by McCrery Architects. The Cathedral Campus straddles roughly 30 acres of rolling landscape west of downtown Raleigh and includes a separate Gathering Hall, athletic fields, gardens and lawns, private driveways, and structured parking. The drawings shown here represent the early Conceptual Design phase of the project.

Commissioned by the Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh