James O’Brien in his Arlington, Virginia, office.

Mr. James O’Brien of O’Brien & Keane has been contracted as the architect for the final design of the new Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral for the Diocese of Raleigh.

Since its inception in 1993, O’Brien & Keane has provided architectural services ranging from conceptual design through completion of the construction. The full service architecture firm specializes in the design of religious, academic, commercial and residential buildings and environments.

O’Brien & Keane is located in the Clarendon district of Arlington, Virginia. The firm principal, Mr. James O’Brien, AIA, is registered to practice architecture in the District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Mr. O’Brien received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture at the University of Virginia and also studied at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London.  He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, DC Chapter.

As a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Arlington, he serves on the Building Committee and also as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist to the homebound.

Among the houses of worship Mr. O’Brien has designed are:

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Front Royal, Virginia
St. James Catholic Church, Charles Town, West Virginia
Church of the Holy Trinity, Gainesville, Virginia
Temple Baptist Church Phase I, Fredricksburg, Virginia
St Dominic’s Monastery, Linden, Virginia
St. Catherine of Siena Church, Wake Forest, NC

His firm completed work on the new Saint Catherine of Siena Church in Wake Forest in 2013.