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St. Mary's Cathedral

St. Mary's Cathedral


The cathedral has been transformed into one of the city's most awe-inspring works of interior architecture.

Randy Gregg
The Oregonian

Portland, Oregon
15,000 SF
Completed 1996

Client Notes
Renovate and fully restore the 1925 cathedral and courtyard, paying reverence to the building's historical significance. Design a sanctuary to accommodate major musical and theater performances, with flexible acoustical systems to accommodate everything from jazz to spoken word. Provide improved educational and operational support spaces.

Designer Notes
For this, Hacker's first significant renovation project, we meticulously restored the cathedral, including the careful design and repositioning of every liturgical element. A new sanctuary in the revitalized interior offers parishioners an enhanced musical experience. The project also includes a five-block master plan for the Archdiocese complex and, in later years, restoration of the cathedral's bell tower.

LAIA NW & Pacific Region Merit Award, 1997
AIA Portland Citation Award, 1996

University Unitarian Church

University Unitarian Church

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