Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Comstock Johnson Architects (CJA) collaborated with former State Architect, Harry Hallenbeck on this one-thousand (1,000) seat sanctuary building. The design is organized around two large cylindrical forms, one at the narthex and the other at the altar, and sloping roof wings symmetrically placed on either side. The exterior materials are predominantly cement plaster walls with metal roof panels that span as far as sixty-five (65) feet. A large art glass glazed opening is placed at the back of the reservation chapel as a focal element.


2700 Dover Avenue, Fairfield, California

Client: Catholic Diocese of Sacramento