Portfolio Category: Sacred

Kol Shalom

Rockville, MD - Kol Shalom asked that their home be humble, inspirational, and connected to nature, with a strong emphasis on green architecture. These themes shaped the structure and were referenced throughout the process. The building with sanctuary space, administrative offices, classrooms, bathrooms, catering kitchen and support services, is designed with the anticipation of future…
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Chabad Seven Locks

Potomac, MD - “A little building with an elevated architectural reach.” Benjamin Forgey, The Washington Post The expansion of this existing sanctuary creates a contemplative space using new materials and forms. While the gesture of the exterior reaches towards the sky, the inner space is designed for meditation, prayer, and introspection. As the plan reveals,…
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B’nai Tzedek

Potomac, MD - “Make a fence around the Torah.” Mishnah, Pirke Avoth, Rabbinic Saying Using natural materials and symbolic forms, Shinberg.Levinas created an elegantly simple, modern space for B’nai Tzedek. Layered walls use light and texture to enhance the design. Light washes down on the sanctuary in different paths at different times of the day,…
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B’nai Shalom of Olney

Olney, MD - This 26,000 square-foot addition and renovation expands B’nai Shalom’s established school and administrative areas, enlarges and reconfigures its main worship space, and expands the social hall in order to accommodate larger events such as weddings and bar mitzvahs. Working closely with the client, we produced a unified, efficient and expressive architectural solution…
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