Torrey Architecture

Temple Beth David

Project Information

Temple Beth David

Temple Beth David in Westwood, Massachusetts has grown to its current configuration in two phases, both designed by our firm. The recent addition fulfilled our master plan for growth as envisioned 15 years previously in the original site design. An assemblage of traditional gabled forms with painted trim and clapboard siding, the temple harmonizes with the local New England architectural context while at the same time expressing its Jewish identity through Old World forms and abstract symbolic imagery. On the exterior, the tall sanctuary and social hall recall local barns, and the residentially-scaled lobby, offices and classroom extensions surround a private south-facing entry courtyard.

The new daily entrance and seven-classroom education and administrative wing are anchored by an 80-person chapel and multi-purpose assembly space. The temple now serves as a house of community, education and worship, providing functional and attractive facilities for this family-oriented congregation.

Comprehensive Architectural Services Master Planning and Feasibility Studies Universal Access Design Restoration and Adaptive Re-use Artist's Renderings and Fundraising Graphics