The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy has awarded The Kubala Washatko Architects, Inc. the 2011 Wright Spirit Award in recognition of our design work for the highly sustainable new addition to the First Unitarian Society Meeting House in Madison.
The Wright Spirit Award is the highest honor given by the Conservancy and recognizes organizations or individuals who have “advanced the knowledge and increased the appreciation of the work of Frank Lloyd Wright through architectural, scholarly or other endeavors”. Past award recipients have included Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Guggenheim Museum, architects Vin Scully and E. Fay Jones, photographer Ezra Stoller, Architectural Digest magazine, and Blair Kamin, architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune.
In recognizing TKWA, the Conservancy stated, “The sensitivity and expertise demonstrated in the realization of the addition to the First Unitarian Society Meeting House has brought the combined structure into the national spotlight while continuing the legacy of Wright’s building as one of the most innovative examples of church architecture in the country. By creating this elegant addition in concert with Wright’s original principles and achieving LEED status at the same time, the Unitarian Meeting House can continue to be used for its original purpose, meeting the needs of the congregation for years to come. Your work truly exemplifies the Wright Spirit.”