Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon
This elegant building is making a huge difference to our congregation. It not only serves as a community center, but provides daily inspiration for our spiritual life.
President of the Board of Trustees
Create a building that's respectful of the land with a strong connection to nature—a vibrant home full of natural light and fresh air, with space for religious education programs that inspire curiosity and lifelong learning in people of all ages, both within our congregation and among the greater community.
Inside and out, the experience of the building’s place on earth is visceral. Inspired by the region’s active volcanic geology and the 20,000-year-old lava flow that cuts right through the 12-acre site, the building—a fusion of cedar, stone, and glass— seems carved out of the land. Central to the design is a 250-seat light-filled sanctuary that opens to a social hall, emblematic of the congregation’s love of gathering.
Net Zero Ready
Earth Advantage Platinum
Honor Award, Faith & Form / AIA Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture, 2016
Green Building by Design Wood Design Award, 2016
AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Honor Award, 2015
AIA Portland Chapter Unbuilt Citation Award, 2013
Featured in Gray Magazine, February 2016