The Unity Temple project is a full restoration, interior and exterior, of the 107-year old Frank Lloyd Wright designed church. The building was one of the first non-industrial buildings to utilize cast-in-place concrete construction. It was built for the Unitarian Congregation in 1908, and they still call the building home today.
The building was designated a national landmark in 1970, and is currently one of a group of ten Wright buildings under consideration for nomination as UNESCO World Heritage site.
The exterior scope of work included extensive structural concrete repairs, concrete façade restoration and cleaning, replacement of roofing systems at 18 separate roofs, skylight replacement, art glass window/laylight/light fixture restoration and replication, as well as landscape and hardscape replacement. The interior scope of work included historically accurate plaster and paint applications at virtually every interior surface, removal, restoration and re-installation of virtually every piece of running wood trim, doors and pews restoration, concrete and magnesite floor restoration. Additionally, all MEP systems have been replaced, and a geothermal well field has been constructed in the north lawn.
LOCATION Oak Park, IL
DURATION 28 months
SCOPE Concrete Facade & Interior Restoration