Bolton Street Synagogue
- Owner: Bolton Street Synagogue Congregation
- Size: 21,000 SF
- Cost: $1,700,000
- Completion Date: 2003
This design for a new synagogue uses an existing building as a visual and spatial anchor for a new sanctuary.
Taking advantage of a sloping site the scheme allows for entrances from two levels of parking, and maximizes usable square footage with a minimum footprint. A lobby and grand stair connects the two floors and acts as a link between an office, a support wing, and the sanctuary wing.
The sanctuary consists of a central bima beneath a high clerestory. Seating on three sides allows for an intimate service even when partitions are opened into the social hall to allow for high holy day services.