Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church
Cedar Park, Texas

Master plan for a highly sustainable new compound on nearly 20 acres. The goal was to accommodate three buildings and parking in a compact footprint, leaving as much of the site as possible in its natural state. Elements planned for include:

    • Siting of buildings for energy efficiency and natural ventilation
    • A gathering meadow
    • Shaded outdoor gathering area under large trees
    • Large, sun-tempered courtyard for services and gatherings, located over a geo-positive water dome
    • Picnic area
    • Playground area with combination of shade and sun
    • Water feature
    • Nature trails through the woods and along the existing wet-weather creek
    • Labyrinth
    • Rainwater cistern
    • Low impact stormwater strategy utilizing pervious pavement, bioswales and earthen berms
    • Opening up and restoration of the overgrown, neglected wet-weather creek
    • Garden area near classrooms

Client: Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church
Completed: 2001




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