Iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright was responsible for designing the original Landmark Auditorium of the First Unitarian Society Meeting House and subsequent additions, restorations and renovations to the structure have occurred. Saiki Design playing an integral role in a major site and building renovation that included a fully integrated stormwater management-landscape system featuring multiple green roofs, an underground stormwater storage and infiltration device, rain gardens and native plantings. The project also crafted a new entry courtyard, melding the strong lines and organic materials that characterized many prairie style buildings and landscapes.
The addition to Madison’s First Unitarian Society Meeting House received a LEED gold rating by the United States Green Building Council for its numerous innovative and sustainable features. The First Unitarian Society Meeting House Addition was recognized as one of the “Top Ten Green Projects” in the nation by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). It received a number of additional awards including: “Best of the Decade” for a new development or renovation under 25,000 square feet by Madison’s In Business Magazine Commercial Design Awards and the Wisconsin Chapter AIA “Honor Award” for design excellence.