B'nai Yisrael

B’nai Yisrael Synagogue

Armonk, NY

SKOLNICK was responsible for the master planning and complete architectural design of this 13,350 sq. ft. facility, which was built to replace an older structure which no longer met the needs of this growing congregation. The B’nai Yisrael project included a complete redesign of the site plan and architectural design for an expandable sanctuary, social hall, administrative offices, classrooms and library.

 

From nearly every vantage point within the building, the natural world remains in view as a constant reminder of the Earth and God’s creation. Three resonant forms define the building’s volumes and functions, each making reference to the history and values of Judaism. A canopy over the sanctuary evokes the nomadic origins of the Israelites. A wall differentiates the synagogue’s sacred and secular spaces. A round library suggests the centrality of study to Judaism. The project was the recipient of the 2001 AIA New York State Merit Award for design.

Services

Architectural Design
Site Design/Planning
Project Management

 

Size

13,350 sf

 

Awards

2001 AIA New York State Design Award

Merit Award

“Lee is a gifted architect and a remarkable human being who is not only talented, but a man of incredible character, somebody I admire deeply, and on whose friendship and whose taste I have relied for a number of years. With our synagogue, he has brought a marvelous gift to our community. Our building has won awards and the sanctuary is featured in several books on synagogue architecture. Lee’s vision is perfectly complemented by the management expertise, and attention to detail and follow through of his partner, Paul Alter. Together with their highly competent and sensitive staff, they have created a synagogue of great meaning and beauty for the community of B’nai Yisrael of Armonk.”

 

Rabbi Douglas Krantz

Congregation B’nai Yisrael, Armonk, NY

Services

Architectural Design
Site Design/Planning
Project Management

 

Size

13,350 sf

 

Awards

2001 AIA New York State Design Award

Merit Award

“Lee is a gifted architect and a remarkable human being who is not only talented, but a man of incredible character, somebody I admire deeply, and on whose friendship and whose taste I have relied for a number of years. With our synagogue, he has brought a marvelous gift to our community. Our building has won awards and the sanctuary is featured in several books on synagogue architecture. Lee’s vision is perfectly complemented by the management expertise, and attention to detail and follow through of his partner, Paul Alter. Together with their highly competent and sensitive staff, they have created a synagogue of great meaning and beauty for the community of B’nai Yisrael of Armonk.”

 

Rabbi Douglas Krantz

Congregation B’nai Yisrael, Armonk, NY