Structure Type: built works - religious structures - churches

Designers: Grant, Copeland and Chervenak and Associates, Architects (firm); Johnson, Howard E., and Associates, Electrical Engineers (firm); Jongejan and Gerrard, Landscape Architects (firm); Robert Allan Chervenak (architect); Ross Winnan Copeland Jr. (architect); Gerrard (landscape architect); Austin Grant (architect); Dirk Jongejan (landscape architect)

Dates: constructed 1969

215 Mukilteo Boulevard
Everett, WA 98203-2057

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Building History

Our Savior's was designed in two phases: first, a sanctuary was finished in 1969. Later, a school was erected.

In its design, the church had parallels to Eero Saarinen's North Church, Columbus, Indiana, (1964), a celebrated precedent that featured a tall spire that emerged continuously from its steeply pitched, teepee-like roof and an altar that enabled 360-degree circulation around it.

Harvey R. Dodd and Associates served as the structural engineers; Howard E. Johnson and Associates was the electrical engineering firm involved. Jongejean and Gerrard were the landscape architects.

Building Notes

Ernst Schwidder produced artwork for Our Savior's Lutheran Church.

The church won an Honor Award from the Seattle Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 12/1969. The jury that decided upon the winners consisted of: Paul Thiry, Architect; Alan Liddle, Architect; Robert Frasca, Architect; Jack Robertson, Engineer; Einar Syvertsen, Planner. The panel also selected the University of Washington Engineering Hall and Loew Hall, by Fred Bassetti and Company and the Port Ludlow Beach Club, by A.O. Bumgardner and Partners.

PCAD id: 15398