Work in Progress: Our New Sanctuary (Page 3)

Work in Progress: Our New Sanctuary (Page 3)

Follow the progress of the building of our new sanctuary!

Sound Check

Planning for the new sanctuary project began in 2018, long before the word “COVID” became a part of our daily vocabulary. Back then we weren’t talking about hybrid Sunday services requiring more advanced audio-video technologies. Fast forward to 2021 and now our Sanctuary Construction Committee is tackling these issues head-on as we plan how the AV needs will be met primarily in the new sanctuary but also in Daniels Hall and the newly renovated Victoria Room. Last Saturday morning the…

Zooming Right Ahead

On St. Patrick’s Day the Sanctuary Construction Committee (SCC) team met on Zoom to tackle tasks-in-progress and queries from the architects at domusstudio. We’re fortunate to have such an experienced team to approach planning and strategizing from so many different perspectives. Our meeting agenda included discussions about the geotechnical engineering report, the civil engineering report, the architect’s agreement, the landscaping plan, the AV/acoustical plan and the negotiated bid process. Our next meeting will take place on March 25th. Regards,Craig

Construction Q&A

Many thanks to all of you who have responded to the new blog with your sanctuary construction-related comments and questions. I thought this might be a good time to provide you with feedback on a few of the questions I’ve received so far. Please feel free to e-mail me at craigspery@aol.com if you have something on your mind. QUESTION: Will the top parts of the sanctuary windows be able to be opened without opening the entire top-to-bottom of the panel?…

Details, details and more details…

If you’ve ever undertaken a remodeling project, you know that there are a multitude of details that must be attended to before you ever get to swing a sledgehammer. Those guys at all the DIY shows on TV make it look so easy as they often compress the life of an entire project into a 30 minute time slot, including commercials. Well, as they say, that’s Hollywood and here at OCUUC we’re taking the long range view. Now that we’re…

And So It Begins…

Welcome to OCUUC’s newest blog! This past Sunday, February 21st, members attending the Special Congregational Meeting after the service voted almost unanimously to move forward with the proposed new sanctuary. Now that we’re on our way, we will be using this blog as one of our communications tools to provide you weekly updates on what is happening. Some weeks will be less action-packed than others as we hold meetings with our architect and other parties. But some will be full…