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Project of the Week- Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

LOCATION: BEND, OREGON, USA

ARCHITECT: HACKER

PHOTOS: LARA SWIMMER

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon wanted their new home to reflect their congregations core values: inclusiveness and community spirit.

They also wanted a program that honors the relationship between the building itself and the glorious lava-formed land on which it was to be built. And finally, they wanted to enrich their parishioner’s lives with music by including a state-or-the-art acoustically designed concert venue. To meet these needs, Hacker design team needed a building material that would be naturally warm and welcoming, honors the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest and provides optimal sound reflection. They opted for Western Red Cedar.

“The use of cedar inside helps us to create warm, inviting and extremely humane spaces.” – Corey Martin, Principal, HACKER.

For the exterior they selected a beautiful knotty grade of Western Red Cedar T&G siding in three custom profile shapes and two finishes. Inside, a majority of the interior walls are finished in clear Western Red Cedar T&G siding in two custom profile shapes.