Articles & Awards
The Bend Bulletin—Monday, June 10, 2019: Book program fights summer slide with free books for kids. “In their reading class Monday morning, a group of fourth grade students at M.A. Lynch Elementary were told by their teacher they would all get free books for the summer. Smiles quickly spread across many of the kids’ faces, and their excitement grew…”
BEND Magazine—(Winter 2017): Members of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon created a new home for their congregation that was designed via inclusion, aimed for sustainability and architectural greatness, and kept the practical needs of their community and Central Oregon in mind. "Our hope is that our message for social justice can be carried into the larger community by people who may come here for another purpose." Since the building's completion in early 2015, it has hosted social justice, community, spiritual and educational groups in addition to musical concerts. pp 55–58
The Bend Bulletin—Sunday, Sept 6, 2016 (updated Sept. 8, 2016): Bend church still winning design awards a year later: Church certified for its green construction. "Leadership at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon calls its new building as a gathering place for all people ..."
The Bend Bulletin—Jan 28, 2016: Unitarian church wins award. "The new meeting hall of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon has won national recognition in the 2016 Wood Design Awards..."
The Bend Bulletin—Feb 22, 2015: Unitarians grow in faith, space—New Bend church building embodies principles of congregation. (Published 3 weeks after our first service.)
WoodWorks Wood Design Award 2016 – 2016 Green Building by Design - Design Award Category. The competition celebrates the use of wood in structural and finish applications in commercial and multifamily buildings. Included in Celebrating Excellence in Wood Architecture, 2015-16 Wood Design Award Winners, pp 314-321.
Platinum Earth Advantage Commercial Certification 2016
UUFCO Press Release: May 1, 2016 announcing Earth Advantage Platinum Certification
Gray Magazine No. 26.—The Design Magazine for the Pacific Northwest. February 2016
"What makes Central Oregon special is that you can see its landscape being created and eroded. We decided we'd connect the architecture to those processes, as if the building itself were a primordial material." —Corey Martin, Designer
Faith & Form/IFRAA International Awards Program for Religious Art & Architecture 2015 – Honor Award for New Facilities.
AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Design Awards 2015 – Honor Award
AIA Portland Design Awards 2013—Unbuilt Citation Award
Architect, Corey Martin's proposal (PDF) emphasizing how the geology of Central Oregon and Unitarian Universalist principles informed the geometry of the design for our building.