Beth Chayim Chadashim|
Los Angeles, CA
The 30-year old synagogue, which had outgrown its storefront home in Los Angeles, worked with Lewis/Schoeplein to convert an existing 6,000 masonry building into worship space, classroom / meeting areas, offices and a small garden carved from an existing parking lot. The renovations included a structural upgrade, and new mechanical systems.
As the available space was at a premium, rooms are designed to serve multiple functions, and can be converted from intimate to open through the use of sliding panels. All public spaces open to an oversized shared lobby, which is envisioned as a place for social gatherings and exhibits.
The project has been submitted to the US Green Building Council for LEED certification.