Temple Beth Elohim
Wellesley, MA

This synagogue for Temple Beth Elohim on the site of their existing facility features a flexible sanctuary which will accommodate up to 1000 during High Holy Days, while still providing an intimate setting for 400 during weekly services. The temple is sensitively sited to take full advantage of the surrounding wooded hillside and nearby wetlands. Transparency connects the front and rear courtyards to the major interior gathering spaces including the sanctuary and Social Hall.
2013 AIA New England Honor Award; 2012 Faith & Form, Religious Architecture; 2012 Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award; 2011 BSA Honor Award
Photography: © Bruce Martin Photography