Merion Station, PA

Temple Adath Israel

We assisted Temple Adath Israel with a series of phased improvement projects that have revitalized its synagogue and campus, from a roof replacement and interior renovations to a custom glass installation.

Temple Adath Israel
Project TypeSanctuary Renovation of Pietro Belluschi-Designed Synagogue
Project Size69,000 square feet
ArchitectAtkin Olshin Schade Architects
BuilderWohlsen Construction
ArtistPaul Housberg

Helping a Mid-century Modern Synagogue Adapt to Today's Needs

Modernizing a Historic Building

B&F oversaw a series of projects for the Temple. The first phase of work involved a full roof replacement that included restoration of the parapet, masonry, coping stones, and flashing. The second phase overhauled the main sanctuary to create a larger, more flexible space that can accommodate contemporary worship styles. We worked closely with the architect and several artists, including Paul Housberg, whose glass installation is a stunning addition to the synagogue.

Finishing On Time for the High Holidays

These projects were on a tight schedule to complete renovations by the October High Holidays. We worked with the contractor to overcome delays in the millwork and have the sanctuary open on time. Subsequent phases included renovations to the courtyard to create space for Shabbat family worship services, and an additional project will provide a new entrance and lobby addition to address accessibility.

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