Synagogue Enclosure

featured environmental

type of work
environmental

client
Tifereth Israel Synagogue

the challenge
When Tifereth Israel Synagogue’s renovation plans presented an opportunity for outdoor courtyards, The Design Group collaborated to design the enclosure’s 10-foot glass panels. The space is split into two purposes: a plaza where the congregation gathers and a tranquil meditation area suitable for prayer and reflection.

Historical design elements from the original chapel were the inspiration for the etched glass patterns. Typographic panels showcase congregation-selected prayers and religious text. The social plaza is enclosed with etched transparent glass while frosted, translucent panels frame the more private environment.