Temple Sinai Synagogue
The design of a campus on four acres for a reformed Jewish congregation on Houston's west side and consists of three phases including worship space, social hall and education components. These "houses" of prayer, assembly and study are organized around a central court that functions as a mutually common collector and campus entrance. The building layouts pay homage to the First Temple, include zones with varying degrees of sacredness, and bound by the daily life and spirit of its community. The intimacy of the Sanctuary is designed to be responsive to smaller Sabbath service attendance; as well as accommodate large services during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the holiest days of the Jewish calendar.
cost: $4.4 mil
Mark Atkins, Project Designer
Jackson & Ryan Architects, 2000-2002