Park Slope Jewish Center

Brooklyn, NY

Following an Existing Conditions Study, Brawer & Hauptman explored a number of options for  an addition to this historic synagogue that would provide a more spacious and accessible entrance, modern toilet rooms, stroller storage and a new design for the awkward and deteriorating exterior steps.  As part of the exercise, the building’s lower level, containing a multipurpose space, was redesigned to include classrooms that can be created using moveable partitions. 

 

With the approval of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, a new monumental exterior stair, sympathetic to the design of the original building, replaced a steep, crumbling stair that was no longer being used.