The Fort Tryon Jewish Center hired Studio ST’s to review the developer’s design, assist in determining their needs, and improving the floor plans. We redesigned the sanctuary, social hall, classrooms and public interior spaces, creating a new, clean and functional design that reflects the client’s identity and needs. The original sanctuary design dated from the sixties, reflecting the hierarchical, formal and frontal attitudes of the time. Our design transforms the space into a democratic, community-centered space.
A “skylight” made of a sheet of LED lights creates a focal point over the center of the room, the location from which the prayer is lead, creating space for introspection and spirituality.