Congregation Emanu-El Master Plan
The Congregation Emanu-El Building Committee was given the charge of hiring an architectural firm to conduct a Master Plan for Temple Emanu-El.
This Master Plan will guide the preservation and enhancement of our historic facility. The plan includes the assessment of the existing physical plant; determination of current and future spatial and functional needs; exploration of opportunities for greater sustainability and energy efficiency; and the evaluation of potential building enhancement opportunities. The plan will propose creative and sensitive architectural solutions to facilitate better alignment between programmatic needs and the facilities which support them.
The architectural firm of Gould Evans has been engaged to conduct the Master Plan. Gould Evans is a multi-disciplinary firm with deep roots in the San Francisco community and over 30 years of experience assisting religious organizations. The firm’s work with religious and other cultural organizations is deeply collaborative--engaging with all stakeholders to understand the unique history, needs and aspirations of each group with whom they work.
Bob Baum, Principal-in-Charge, and Lauren Maass, Project Manager, are leading the project. At the conclusion of the Master Plan work, which will take approximately 4 to 5 months, the results will be summarized and shared in a follow up article.