Birmingham: Temple Emanuel/Addition
The focal point of the addition to Birmingham’s Temple Emanuel is a four-story glass atrium with a grand stair and projecting balconies. The atrium complements the original sanctuary building and highlights its arched stained glass window and terra cotta frieze. Designed by KPS Group, the project involved renovating the original 1912 neoclassical sanctuary, adding a parking deck and replacing an outdated ancillary building. A new chapel and social room were added on the ground floor of the existing building. KPS Group’s aim was to harmonize the new addition with the historic structure while not replicating it.
Photo credit: KPS Group