First Unitarian Society Expansion

Madison, WI

The First Unitarian Society of Madison has rapidly grown to become one of the largest Unitarian congregations in the United States.

To address membership growth, Findorff was selected to construct a 20,000 square foot addition to the Society’s National Historic Landmark Meeting House originally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

The project involved the renovation of two building wings, with a partial demolition of a third wing. New spaces include a two-story auditorium, classrooms, music rooms, offices and courtyard spaces.

The building was constructed with a number of sustainable building elements, earning it a LEED Gold Certification rating from the U.S. Green Building Council.


Category /


Attributes /

Additions and Remodels
Historic Renovations

Architect /

Kubala Washatko

Awards /

2011 In Business Commercial Design Award
Daily Reporter Top Projects Award
AGC Build Wisconsin Environmental Excellence Award
Madison Trust for Historic Preservation Award
Woodworks Institutional Design Award