TThis design was for an entirely new Cathedral Church and extensive campus of related buildings commissioned by 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 styles, the design is entirely new, inventively traditional, and unmistakably Catholic.
Designed to accommodate a congregation of 2000 along with all the Priests of the Diocese and a very great amount of standing room, the Cathedral Church was the main part of a larger Cathedral Campus, also designed by McCrery Architects. The Cathedral Campus plan encompassed roughly 30 acres of rolling landscape west of downtown Raleigh and included a separate Gathering Hall, athletic fields, gardens and lawns, private and public roadways, along with a multi-story, structured parking deck. The drawings shown here represent the Conceptual Design phase of the project.
The project has been more recently downsized so as to conform with its re-stated budget, and a separate architecture firm has been retained to conduct the project. The result will be a handsome Cathedral Church for the Diocese and for the Greater Glory of God.
Commissioned by the Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh
See this link for the ongoing Cathedral project: http://www.holynamecathedralnc.org/