New Facility Blog
Post Move-In Building Work
As you may know, we are still completing some final building construction work. Thanks all for your continued hard work and generous time contributions! In the last couple weeks these major work items have been completed: Sign install on front exteriorFlashing along the base of exteriorTrash alcove modified so all 3 bins fit (&…Read More
Join us in Our New Spiritual Home! (with Opening Dates!)
It has been a long journey, but we are nearing the time when we get to move-in and celebrate in our new building – we are planning a soft opening on Sunday, August 28th. Join us for our first Sunday service in our new spiritual home! Following, enjoy light refreshments and appetizers while exploring the many spaces throughout the building,…Read More
Building Construction Timelapse
Check out the timelapse of our building going up through May 2022!Read More
Olson Kundig Partnering with Seattle Unity
Seattle Unity’s new building, designed by world-renowned architects, Olson Kundig, is located in the heart of South Lake Union at 8th & John. Now open for Services and Events, you can peek inside as Tom Kundig introduces the facility at the end of construction. “If you ask any architect what their most important building is,…Read More
New Building: Time Capsule Ceremony
New Building: Time Capsule Ceremony Thank you to Scott Caldwell, Cindy McComish, Susan Brower and Marcia Rutan for their contributions as part of the Time Capsule team, helping to compile all of he items and draft the letter that was included with a description of items. A letter from Rev Karen was also included. And…Read More
New Building Update
Interior paint is nearly complete, countertops are being installed, sinks and other fixtures are being installed; including the lights. The large chandelier lights in the Sanctuary and the decorative lights in Unity Hall are all installed and seen here. The wall sconces from the Chapel in our old building (as well as several other items)…Read More
Sanctuary Grand Reveal
Sanctuary Grand Reveal Today the covers were removed from the custom chandelier lights in our Sanctuary, perched on the 2nd floor of our new spiritual home. The warm glow is surrounded by the warmth of wood floors, walls, and ceiling and the tree-line out the windows! Another milestone reached today is “flipping the on switch”…Read More
New Building: Concrete Poured for Levels 1, 2, 3!
Following the completion of the structural steel last month, the next phase was ready to proceed. This month the concrete is poured for each of the floors. Electrical raceway, mechanical sleeves, and plumbing sleeves and piping are all installed at each level prior to the concrete pour. Our General Contractor, SeaBay oversees all site work…Read More
New Building: Topping Out Ceremony!
The topping out ceremony is an ancient tradition in construction that is celebrated around the world when the final beam of a building is placed safely on the structure and construction is ready to proceed to the next phase. Some of the earliest records of this tradition are found in pre-Dark Ages Scandinavian cultures that…Read More
Construction Kick-off Celebration!
It was exciting to gather in person November 8th at our building site to celebrate this major milestone. Over 120 people joined together in prayer and ceremony to bless the site, the ancestors of the land and of Seattle Unity, the project team and all the volunteers who have brought us to this point, and…Read More
New Building: Shoring Begins This Week!
Demolition of Seattle Unity’s existing building is complete. Shoring began this week in preparation for excavation. The first step is drilling H shaped steel beams into the earth (as seen above) that will then be the anchoring for lateral supports. Turner Construction is Greystar’s General Contractor (GC) and is overseeing this first phase of…Read More