Temple Sinai Education Addition
Size: 23,650 sf
Temple Sinai is a Jewish Community founded in 1967. With an established growing community, a need for a new educational facility was needed to accommodate all the children. The existing building did not meet code and needed too much renovation, a new building addition was the best decision for Temple Sinai. The new building design would stretch along the west side of the site encapsulating a courtyard space for children to play. This courtyard would mimic the current outdoor garden space the temple currently has. The building addition design was to ground itself and not make the new addition feel disconnected from the temple. Similar building materials and design elements were integrated to clearly convey this message. The site planning and floor plan layouts were thought out with respect to the existing building for inefficiencies and functionality. Another key element was the library on the north end of the site which also served as a beacon/landmark. The north side is a main street, but the main face of the temple faces south. With the new addition, a design that reaches back out the community is important and essential.