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Cabinetry installation began mid-June. See below for more photos.

UUC Renovation and Expansion Project

The Physical Space and Implementation Team (PSIT) is excited to share with you the progress on our new home! Meet team members in Our Team, below.

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Please remember: No one may visit the building site without an appointment. Thank you!

Web Cam

To access the live-stream camera shown in screen shot above, follow these steps, being mindful of the virtue of patience where indicated

  1. Go to our camera’s web page.
  2. If you do not see a “LIVE” button, click the horizontal stripes in upper left (both are circled in image above). Click once and wait for LIVE button to appear.
  3. Click the LIVE button—and now wait. If the web cam gods smile, a live video feed will open. If it does not, try the process again. If still no image, try at another hour.

Building Site Photos and Floor Plans

Scroll down to see the latest activity at the construction site!

Floor Plans: Here are floor plans from mid-2018—please note some changes have occurred.


Above: Cabinetry is being installed.  6/17

Above: View from back garden area, with elevator rising between kitchen and chapel. 6/17

Above: What tangled webs we weave … but good webs, important webs—upgraded electrical and HVAC and other systems!  6/17 

Above: Some things look pretty much the same … although improvements are there, top to bottom!  6/27

Above:  Grading has begun, giving definition to the south entry with a patio and planting beds from sidewalk (running along left side). 6/27

Above: Forms for north entry’s footings, carefully connecting to and reinforcing existing structure of chapel. 6/27

Above: Four shots of lower-level classrooms and hallways. Entry hall will be polished concrete—first coat of sealant shown in top image.  6/5

Above: … meanwhile, in the chapel, Jon talks shop with BNBuilders, while the BNB team starts to fill in the opening left by the loft’s previous stairs.  6/5

Above: Stucco being applied over concrete panels on south wing and social hall.  6/5


Above: South entry atrium, stairs and bridge, from back garden.  6/5

Above: From bridge, looking into Nathan Johnson Hall, above, and Knatvold below.  6/5

Above: The underside of the bridge between NJ Hall and the south wing.  6/5

Above: Looking from NJ Hall into kitchen (left) and bookstore. Kitchen will have large pass-through into social hall.  6/5

Above: Looking from NJ Hall across future north entry and into memorial garden.  6/5


South facade with cement siding

Above images: Facade of south wing is coming along nicely.    5/28

South entrance atrium with new glass

Above: The south entrance atrium has glass now on both sides … a bit hard to see with scaffolding. Openings remain so that large materials may still be brought into building site.  5/28


Above: View from back garden  4/29

Above: Lower level classroom  4/29

Above: Stairs to “bridge”  4/29

Above: Another look from back garden  4/29

Above 4 images: North entry! New mezzanine access to loft, with stairs and elevator, and wall of windows lining NJ Hall    4/17


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Get Involved

All of UUC is in this exciting project together—thanks to the participation and support from hundreds of members, UUC teams, staff, volunteers and donors.

If you have questions about the building project, reach out to members of the PSIT team, use our Share Your Ideas form below or call the UUC office at (206) 525-8400.

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Our Team

Meet the UUC volunteers, staff, architects, contractors and other professionals who are working together on your behalf.

UUC Physical Space Implementation Team (PSIT)

Members, left to right: Rev. Jon M. Luopa; PSIT chair, Lee Anne Warner; Stacy Carlson; Jan Hood; Carolyn Rasch; Byron Krystad, UUC Director of Operations

Convened in 2014 to guide the process of achieving a new home for UUC. We welcome you to connect with us, either in person or using our form to Share Your Thoughts.

UUC Member Architects Advisory Team

Bernard Jalbert, Architect; Emily McNichols, AIA LEED AP Homes; Eric Denny, AIA

Tom Schmidt, Emily Knudsen Leland, Corey Martin, Amelie Reynaud, Jennie Fowler, Jonah Cohen, Andrew Schilling, Hao Zhou

UUC selected Hacker, based in Portland, OR, as our project architects in April 2015. This firm of 50+ is “united by a desire to create spaces that enrich the world—spaces that make us feel more connected to the landscape, each other and ourselves.” Learn more at Hacker.

Alex Garcia, Jason Steinbacher, Conrad Nygren, Ben Roe

UUC selected BNBuilders in April 2017 as our general contractor. Often called “BNB” for short, the company takes an integrated approach and is committed to customer service. BNB has worked with Hacker on previous projects. Learn more at BNBuilders.

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Share Your Thoughts

Let us know what you think! Our project success is dependent on open and accessible communication, and this is the top priority for the Physical Space Implementation Team (PSIT).

Submit your questions, comments and ideas

We respond to all inquiries—just be sure to include your name! We invite you to review past questions and answers –
Construction Development Phase Q&A

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Project Vision and History

Project Vision Statement

We envision a physical space that is respectful of the land, full of natural light and fresh air. Our space will be environmentally responsible and sustainable with low maintenance buildings and grounds. Our physical space must be flexible and expandable, and accessible to all who come. We want to be respectful neighbors to those around us. We see a simple design that peacefully reflects our legacy and the Northwest and is compatible with the existing sanctuary.

How We Got Here
Summary of Our Progress to Date
Archived Project Documents

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