olson kundig architects: gethsemane lutheran church
olson kundig architects: gethsemane lutheran church olson kundig architects: gethsemane lutheran church
dec 08, 2010

olson kundig architects: gethsemane lutheran church

gethsemane lutheran church social services and housing project, seattle by olson kundig architects exterior rendering by studio/216




olson kundig architects have been commissioned to design the redevelopment of gethsemane lutheran church social services and housing project in downtown seattle. groundbreaking will start in january 2011 and construction will be completed in 2012. jim olson, faia, founding principal of olson kundig architects, is leading the remodel of the building’s exterior and church’s main sanctuary, as well as designing the parish life center, a garden and chapel. in this effort, olson is also teaming up with the project’s executive architects, SMR architects, to design the five-story affordable housing unit, known as the hope center.

garden with view into chapel rendering by kevin scott/olson kundig architects

sanctuary view rendering by studio/ 216

ground level floor plan drawing by olson kundig architects

second level floor plan drawing by olson kundig architects

section through main entry drawing by olson kundig architects

  • Because this is a rehab it would be helpful to see pictures of what the building looks/looked like before work starts/started.

    John says:
  • Looks terribly 60s….nice drawings though

    Dr. Design says:

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