St Joseph’s Cathedral

TBI Dinwiddie Joint Venture

Juri Komendant

Description:

San Jose, California’s St Joseph’s Cathedral is number one on the list of historic buildings in CA.  Built in the 1860’s this wood structure badly needed structural repair and restoration.  The dome had to be light to avoid overloading the wood trusses.

K&A utilized high-performance boat-building techniques to fabricate all the ornamental ribs, cornices, and cupola structure out of FRP. Although the restoration is 25 years old now, the FRP remains beautiful and clean.

St. Joseph’s is one of the hundreds of examples of the long term durability of architectural FRP throughout the world.