Discovering Great Mormon Buildings

Alderwood Manor Ward

Alderwood Manor Ward Exterior

I haven’t been to this building yet, but wanted to post this to try and find others who are familiar with the building. Well-known and influential Seattle architects Ibsen Nelsen and Russel Sabin won a 1960 AIA Washington State Honor Award and a 1961 AIA Seattle Honor Award for this adaptation of a Standard plan. The AIA Jury said of the building, “A Church, rare in these days of architectural exhibitionism, having qualities of dignity and simplicity: fine massing of church and school volumes, with generous, graceful roofs. Completely thought through, with pleasant color and sensitive incorporation of outdoor spaces.” (Church News Jan 27, 1962 Des News)

22015 48th Avenue West
Mountlake Terrace, WA
Built 1960
Architect: Ibsen A Nelsen and Russell B Sabin
Honor Awards for AIA Washington State and AIA Seattle
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