The Crystal Cathedral was designed as a religious theater of sorts, acting as both television studio and stage to a congregation of 3,000. It was commissioned by renowned televangelist Robert Schuller and completed in 1980 near Los Angeles, California. Philip Johnson and John Burgee devised the glass enclosure in response to Schuller’s request that the church be open to the “sky and the surrounding world.”
Architects: Hennebery Eddy Architects
Location: 19860 Tumalo Reservoir Road, Bend, OR 97701, USA
Architect In Charge: Timothy R. Eddy, AIA
Project Architects: Dan Petrescu
Project Designer: Camilla Cok, AIA
Project Team: Siavash Kazeminejad, Kristy Hausladen, Steve Sandstrom
Design Team: James Gantz, AIA; Diana Bustardo; Alan Osborne, AIA;
Interior: Angelique Nossa, IIDA
Area: 38500.0 sqm
Photographs: Josh Partee
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