Temple Emanu-El, one of the largest Reform Jewish congregations in the country with 2,500 member families, embarked in 2013 on a three-year renovation and expansion of its worship center. Maintaining the synagogue's mid-century architecture, the 64,000-SF project included a new school wing for the Early Childhood Education Center, more youth and adult spaces, a new administrative office area, a 450-seat chapel and the restoration of the historic Olan Sanctuary. Construction was conducted over four phases while keeping the chapels and schools open for all Jewish holidays, worship services, fundraisers, weddings, Sabbath practices and social forums. This project won the prestigious SLATE Award for one of the "Best Things America Built in 2016."
8500 Hillcrest Ave., Dallas, TX 75225
- Project Management
- 63,713 SF
- Completed 7/2016