The design for Temple Shalom bridges between an iconic 1950s synagogue and its religious school wing, tying together five levels of program space to fulfill the needs of a growing congregation.
The existing social hall/sanctuary wing and education wing were renovated inside and out; the new addition, inserted at mid-level between the sanctuary and education wing, provides an entry plaza and accessible daily entrance monitored from the reception desk. This tightly composed addition houses a new elevator and glass staircase, a nursery and meeting rooms. The upper level contains an assembly lobby, a meeting room for family receptions, and a new multi-purpose chapel whose ark, in collaboration with an artist, includes traditional paper cut designs silkscreened on glass.
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