AKA: St. Elizabeth's Church, Burien, WA

Structure Type: built works - religious structures - churches

Designers: Durham, Anderson and Freed, Architects (firm); David Riley Anderson (architect); Robert Lewis Durham (architect); Aaron David Freed (architect)

Dates: constructed 1955-1956

1 story, total floor area: 51,000 sq. ft.

1005 SW 152nd Street
Burien, WA 98166

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The architects of this church, the firm of Durham, Anderson and Freed, developed a broad-based commercial and institutional design business, focused particularly on schools and churches. Architect Robert Durham, the first Pacific Northwest resident to become President of the American Institute of Architects, had a wide reputation for church design.

Building History

Seattle architecture firm Durham Anderson and Freed used glue-laminated arches to create a dramatic form for a low, $100,000 price. The building could accommodate a flock of 400. A low brick wall curved around the outside of the sanctuary.

Stevenson and Rubens were the Structural Engineers, Stern and Towne, Mechanical Engineers, and Gladwyn Morrison, Color Consultant.

Building Notes

Tel: 206.243.6844 (2011).

PCAD id: 17018