University Unitarian Church
Honoring the original architecture, connecting to the neighborhood and landscape.
Completion expected 2019
Create a physical space that is respectful of the land and those around us, reflects our legacy and the Northwest, complements our existing sanctuary, and is full of natural light and fresh air. It should be flexible, expandable, and accessible to all who come, as well as environmentally responsible and sustainable, with low-maintenance buildings and grounds.
The original architecture is honored through the use of compatible materials and architectural gestures that reflect the Pacific Northwest. The renewed space allows for more physical and visual connections to the surrounding landscape, and prioritizes interconnected interior spaces that foster community and social gathering. Engagement with the neighborhood and street is improved through welcoming and accessible entries, and light and views of the mountains invite nature into the building as well.