2017 Solomon Awards

Design & Construction

Stunning, Modern & Welcoming Congregation Beth David

Congregation Beth David

A major reconstruction and addition of a classic 1960's synagogue ushers in the 21st Century with grace and functionality. The new, grand central rotunda and chapel are the project's centerpieces.


WFM Staff  ·  December 15, 2017

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This major reconstruction and addition to a mid-century synagogue involved complete gut renovation of the existing portions of the building, and addition of about 75 percent more square footage.

The new, grand central rotunda and chapel are the primary spaces added, and the centerpieces of the project. Added square footage also includes a “Beit Midrash” (Library), large meeting room, and a new restroom core.

The re-organization of building circulation and various functions (Broadly categorized as Education, Administration, Worship, Entertainment, and Public gathering) dramatically improves traffic flow and now can handle much larger groups for events/weddings/Bar Mitzvot and other gatherings.

Totaling about 22,000 square feet, the existing portions of the building have been fully re-programmed and redesigned with support functions to the worship spaces, including a new commercial Glatt kosher kitchen, significantly revised office and school functions, and substantial amount of new outdoor patios and covered spaces for ritual observances.

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