National Catholic Register Interviews Alumnus Architect
April 25,
2013

Domiane Forte ('00)

“What do you do with the Church’s patrimony?’ asks architect Domiane Forte (’00) in the National Catholic Register. “The first and foremost duty is to keep it within the Church.”

The story, Time-Honored Treasures Find Homes in New Sacred Spaces, discusses Mr. Forte’s work on the St. Dominic Chapel, which he is designing for the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation in Nashville, Tenn. The principal of Forte & Associates, an architectural firm based in Santa Paula, Calif., Mr. Forte is also chairman of the College’s Greater Los Angeles Board of Regents.

After graduating from the College in 2000, he studied classical architecture at the University of Notre Dame under Duncan Stroik, the design architect for Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel. Upon earning his master’s degree, Mr. Forte worked as a senior project manager for Appleton & Associates, Architects, in Santa Barbara, Calif., before launching his own practice in 2011. Earlier this year, he produced two artist’s renderings of the College’s next planned building, St. Gladys Hall.

Dedicated to preserving the Church’s patrimony of sacred architecture, Mr. Forte has recently begun work on another church design — for Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in Bakersfield, Calif.