Building for the Next 50 Years
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Share the Vision for the Next 50 Years. View Brochure
- Focus Groups
– Needs have changed
– Deferred maintenance
– Programming obstacles
– Major drainage problem from roofs
– Major donors willing to lead the way
– Start with our current building to utilize the current assets built by our founders.
– Modernize our facility, bring it up to code, and solve our long term deferred maintenance issues.
– Add facilities that enhance and contribute to our award winning programming.
– Make this a wonderful place to celebrate simcahs.
– Build the synagogue we need for the next 50 years and the next generation of Beth David
– Hired an architect who can help identify need
– Interviewed and polled staff, clergy, board, congregants to develop proposal
– Round table discussions with congregants
– Presenting this proposal for congregation feedback
– An overall appearance upgrade to the entire building
– An entrance that communicates a welcoming congregation
– Better ADA access to the building
– Places to mingle and socialize
– A new chapel for a more intimate prayer space
– A Beit Midrash – a place of study for adult education
– An expanded library
– A comfortable space for adult meetings
– A better reception space that provides clearer navigation
– More natural light throughout
– Sanctuary upgrades with more flexible seating, improved sound, more windows, and better access to the bima
– Social hall upgrades to make it an attractive place to entertain
– Improvements to the kitchen
– More flexible meeting spaces
– Improved office space for the religious school and admin
– Quieter classrooms
– Better bathroom facilities
– A way to manage the roof drainage problem
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After the first draft of design – members were invited to detailed focus groups for every section of the building:
- How are costs being managed?
- What are the projected costs?
- How do we pay for this?
- How long will it take?
- Can we occupy during construction?
How are costs being managed?
– Picking the right architect
– Picking the right contractor
– Contractor bidding process
– Overhead & Profit bid
– Transparency of subcontracts (3 bids)
– Willingness to accept penalty
– Value Engineering Process
How long will it take?
– Rotunda & Chapel 6 – 7 months
– School & Admin Wing 3 – 4 months
– Social Hall & Sanctuary 3 – 4 months
– Total job 1 year
Work around bat/bar mitzvahs & simchas