Looking to the future - website

Planning and processes for our new facility –
ALL the information in one place


Thanks to everyone who attended our April 30th Special Congregational Meeting! We appreciate your engagement and feedback. We shared it with Olson Kundig and the Seattle Unity Design Team.

At the special meeting, we enjoyed a presentation by Olson Kundig on the initial conceptual vision of the new building beginning to take shape. The concept developed from the programming input of our community last summer and fall.

Olson Kundig are beginning the schematic design phase, which will continue through the summer and then lead into the design phase.

Shortly following our Special Congregational Meeting, we selected Sellen as our General Contractor (GC). Sellen is a South Lake Union company that brings a tremendous level of expertise, quality, and excitement to the project team. They are also the GC on the 9th & John redevelopment project across the alley from us. We do have a dedicated team working solely for Seattle Unity. Yes, in case you missed it – not only will our current property be redeveloped with our new spiritual home and a neighboring residential tower, but east of the alley there will be redevelopment of a mixed-use residential tower.

Sellen has existing experience with our Project Management company, Costigan Integrated, and our architects, Olson Kundig. They have a strong interest in community engagement throughout the project, so you will be hearing more as we move further along.

At the April 30th meeting we presented an updated timeline: our tentative ‘move out’ date is summer 2018.

We also presented the first draft organizational chart – there are an amazing number of players in this project already!

We are currently working to locate and secure temporary space and will keep you updated as this progresses.

The Change Team leads several ongoing events with “This is US!”, including individual room blessings and capturing storytelling on video. Didi Graves’ blog gives more on this.


In the meantime, if you have questions or comments, you are invited to contact Diane Robertson at program.director@seattleunity.org OR 206.622.8475 (x220).

 What We Value

New Home Word Cloud

This Word Cloud is a depiction of the words used by congregants to describe what they value about Seattle Unity. The larger a word is, the more people chose that word in their response.

Fast Answers

Need to catch up fast on what’s been happening with our New Facility Project?

Please take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions [here’s the link] to understand more about what has been happening with the New Facility Project to date.

4 ways to get updates & answers to questions

SU New Facility Project logo 5-10-14

1. Look at the most current timeline.

2. Check out the Frequently Asked Questions.

3. If you have a question about the new facility project, you can email your question to suvision@seattleunity.org and you will receive a response within a week.

4. We hold face-to-face meetings with the Board and others involved in the building planning process to keep  the congregation informed and to listen to your concerns.  Look for announcements about these meetings in the weekly email and as part of the Sunday service.

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Links to

Frequently asked questions

Most current timeline

Most current Organization Chart

May 19, 2017 article
March 26, 2017 article
Sept. 10, 2016 article
August 5, 2016 article
June 2016 update
May 2016 update
Infographic from 5-1-16 meeting
April 2016 update
Comment Compilation
Themes from Comment Compilation
Videos – Sunday Service Dec. 6, 2015 “Choice Point”
December 2015 update
April 2015 update
December 2014 update
August 2014 update
July 2014 update
May 2014 update
December 2013 update
Video – Dec. 8, 2013 meeting
January 2013 update
Historic timeline & itinerary links