Christ Cathedral Tower of Hope

Location

Garden Grove, California

Owner

Christ Catholic Cathedral Corporation

Design Architect

Richard Neutra

Architect

LPA, Inc.

Construction Manager / Owner's Rep

JLC Associates, Inc. and Davis Partners

MATT completed a major renovation of the iconic Christ Cathedral Tower of Hope, including seismic upgrades and extensive interior renovation. The┬árenovation prepared the 13-story tower to house the staff of Christ Cathedral Catholic Corporation as well as staff members of Christ Cathedral Academy. Designer Richard Neutra and his son mounted the elevator and stairwell on the exterior of the building, freeing up nearly 1,650 sf of usable space on each floor out of a footprint of 1,850 sf. MATT Construction’s work on the project provided additional stability to the Tower of Hope, including wrapping columns in carbon-fiber mesh and installing seismic dampers that act as shock absorbers in the event of an earthquake.