Awards & Articles

AIA Portland Design Awards 2013
Unbuilt Citation Award
Architect, Corey Martin's proposal emphasizing how the geology of Central Oregon and Unitarian Universalist principles informed the geometry of the design for our building.

AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Design Awards 2015 – Honor Award

 Faith & Form/IFRAA International Awards Program for Religious Art & Architecture 2015 – Honor Award for New Facilities.

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 process, as if the building itself were a primordial material." —Corey Martin, Designer

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

UUA Breakthrough Congregation Award Summer 2016
Growing Unitarian Universalism Study Guide for UUWorld Article: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon

Serving Central Oregon since 1903

Serving Central Oregon since 1903

The 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 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 Bulletin—Feb 22, 2015: Unitarians grow in faith, space—New Bend church building embodies principles of congregation
(Published 3 weeks after our first service)