Historic Synagogue Restoration

Brooklyn, New York

Design Disciplines Needed
Architecture

Desired Services
We are requesting assistance with the strategic planning process. We need to develop a facility plan and conceptual design. Schematic designs and capital campaign materials will be necessary as well. Help in determining the magnitude of the required funding effort and cost estimates needed.

Project Description

This striking 86-year old building retains much of its original integrity. In continuous use as a synagogue since its completion, this 4-story structure has suffered from years of deferred maintenance.
The building was designed in the Renaissance Revival/Semitic style and features a cast stone facade, grand staircase and terra cotta tile roof. The exterior envelope is compromised, allowing water infiltration in several places. Repointing of the masonry on all sides is necessary. The grand staircase and cheek walls likely require reconstruction. The interior is relatively untouched, other than a cosmetic upgrade in the 1960's. Some parts of the building are not handicapped accessible. HVAC is very inefficient.

Outcome

Added to National Register of Historic Places in 2013.
Complete application available at https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000908.pdf