Tower of Hope

The second piece designed by Neutra for the church was this tower containing offices and smaller rooms for the more day-to-day operations of a church. Once again using vertical elements, like columns and windows oriented upright, the building seems much taller than it is. Topping off the tower is distinctive illuminated cross that can be seen around most of Orange County at night. (2017)

Architect: Richard Neutra

Built: 1968

Style: Modernist

Type: Religious Institution

Address: 13281 Chapman Ave

City: Garden Grove


Hines, T. S. (1982). Richard Neutra and the Search for Modern Architecture: A Biography and History. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

LPA. (2020). Christ Cathedral Tower of Hope. LPA Design Studios Inc.

Lamprecht, B.M. (2015). Neutra Complete Works. Köln, Germany: Taschen.

Lubell, S., & Bradley, D. (2016). Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: West Coast USA. London, England: Phaidon Press Ltd.