New York, NY
Ansche Chesed synagogue was built in 1927. Studio ST Architects was selected to design and expand the heavily used entrance on 100th Street. By relocating the offices we were able to triple the size of the lobby space on this level, creating a bleacher style public spaces on two levels. The open and inviting lobby will also have stroller parking, two ADA non-gendered bathrooms and coat rooms. A new LULA elevator will provide access to both levels of the lobby as well as the main sanctuary on the floor above and the basement multipurpose hall, gym and art room. The basement level will also be renovated, upgrading the gym and Hirsch Halls to accommodate Bar Mitzvahs, High holiday services and communal events. An expanded lobby and new bathrooms will serve the many programs that take place in these spaces throughout the day.