The Making of a Monument

In Part I we presented a few of the design ideas brought to the table by our design team for the Annunciation Commemorative Monument project. The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Sacramento has been part of the city landscape since 1920.  The original church was located at 6th & O Streets but was torn down after the Parish moved to a new facility across from McKinley park in 1952. The monument will pay homage to the families and founders of this vibrant Parish. The original church was designed by Lionakis’ founder, George Sellon, who was also California’s first State Architect.

In Part II of this development series, the project is now on the cusp of construction. So we’re taking you on a trip to the Frostad Atelier where the commissioned artist, Ronnie Frostad, has been hard at work to bring the winning design into form at her foundry. Additionally, ground has been broken at the site in preparation for the upcoming installation and dedication of the monument on June 23rd. Finally, after many meetings, design charrettes, and rough drafts, the monument will finally be unveiled and dedicated.

Our design team was led by Principal, Nick Docous, and Project Manager, Richard Fuller – who did a phenomenal amount of work to get the project approved by the City of Sacramento. We also want to acknowledge and thank the Annunciation Senior League, the many donors who helped finance the project, Sculptor Ronnie Frostad, and our industry colleagues at Clark Pacific  – who generously designed and fabricated the monument pedestal, and Rudolph and Sletten the project’s General Contractor.

Part III of this legacy project series will reveal the monument, as well as photographs from the dedication ceremony and key members of the project team.