Owner

Congregation B'Nai Jeshurun, Nathan Barnert Memorial Temple

Location

Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

Total Area

New construction, additions & renovations - 12,900 sf; Existing building renovations - 5,700 sf

Scope

Architecture and interior design services

Consultants to RSA provided structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering

Photo Credit

© David Sundberg/Esto

Religious School Classroom Building Exterior View
Religious School Classroom Building Exterior View
Religious School Classroom Building Interior View
Religious School Classroom Building Interior View
Religious School Classroom Building Interior View
Religious School Classroom Building Exterior View

Religious School Classroom Building

Program

Pre-K through 5th grade school

New building and primary entryway attached to existing building

Challenges

Value engineered to maintain cost under $3 million

To maintain the architecture context with the existing building

Unifying the architectural character between the existing building with the addition through scale, color and striping of the block to create a harmonious exterior

Creation of a new, powerful primary entryway to the new and existing building, emanating into a two story "Great Room Hall"

Design an "Outside In" building, allowing maximum outside fenestration

Awards

  • Excellence in Architecture Design Award - 2002 American Institute of Architects / Long Island Chapter
  • Concrete Masonry Award - 2002 American Institute of Architects / Long Island Chapter