Unity Temple

Oak Park, Illinois

Unity Temple, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1907, is an early example of modern church architecture. BCA recently completed an interior finishes analysis of the Unity House portion of the Temple in order to better understand Wright's complex original finishes, including his distinct sand float plaster and decoratively applied glazes.

The project has been awarded a 2018 Design Excellence Award by DoCoMoMo and the 2019 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation National Preservation Award.

"It is a real honor to be part of the Harboe Architects' team for the restoration of one of the signature buildings of the modern age" -Raymond Pepi

Materials: Finishes
Related services: Conditions Surveys, Field Testing, Finishes Analysis, Inspection Services, Lab Testing, Specifications