Temple Adath Israel

Merion Station, PA

Project Type: Sanctuary Renovation of Pietro Belluschi designed synagogue
Construction Cost: $5 million
Project Size: 69,000 square feet
Architect: Atkin Olshin Schade Architects
Builder: Wohlsen Construction
Artist: Paul Housberg


  • Sanctuary interior renovation featuring artwork by Paul Housberg

A refreshing update to enjoy for decades to come.

Becker & Frondorf oversaw three phases of renovations at Temple Adath Isreal, beginning with the evaluation of a Masterplan. The first phase required replacing the 60,000-square-foot roof of the entire building complex, and the second phase involved supervising the extensive major repairs to the Chapel.  The third phase included a full renovation of the Sanctuary, completely transforming the existing structure into an open, airy and striking grand rotunda. The project included the construction of a moveable Bimah, the creation and installation of a custom glass art work created by artist Paul Housberg, Surrounding the Ark, and a new Ner Tamid.  Additionally, we oversaw a Facilities Assessment to help the Synagogue plan for their long-term facilities’ needs.