Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church, Cedar Park, Texas



Master plan and schematic design for a highly sustainable new campus on nearly 20 acres. The goal was to accommodate three buildings (Sanctuary, Fellowship Hall and Education) and parking in a compact footprint, leaving as much of the site as possible in its natural state.

    • Siting of buildings for energy efficiency and natural ventilation
    • Multiple sun-protected and open air outdoor gathering spaces, including outdoor worship areas
    • Preservation of existing woods and use for nature trails
    • Straw bale walls with natural plaster
    • Rainwater harvesting for landscape irrigation
    • Low impact stormwater strategy utilizing pervious pavement, bioswales and earthen berms
    • Shared parking and utility access to minimize site disruption

Client: Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church
Completed: 2001 (Master Plan completed; remainder of project abandon due to Owners' receipt of an existing facility (see other chuch project)



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