Chapel Renovation and Office Addition

Soderstrom Architects developed a comprehensive master plan for the synagogue. The goals of the master plan included creating space that improves the sociability and interaction of the congregation, improving the environment for office and administration staff, improving the security of the facilities and expand the educational capacity.

This project involved multiple phases which all took place while the facility remained in use. The scope included construction of a new chapel, additions to the administration building and renovation of the existing sanctuary and offices. Exterior work included a new courtyard with a water feature, covered walkways, ornamental gates and a sculptured stairway. The project was able to reach a 95% recycle rate with its construction waste and is certified LEED Silver.


Congregation Neveh Shalom

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Portland, OR


12,000  SF


Sanctuary, school office addition, classrooms, courtyard


LEED Silver

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