Small Firm Forum: Site tour of Congregation Beth El, Berkeley Synagogue and School
Please join us for a tour of the Synagogue and School that was completed in September, 2005. Alex Bergtraun, AIA, Local Project Architect, working w/ MRY Architects of Santa Monica and Owner's Rep. for Beth El will lead the tour and discuss the 9 year journey. He led the congregation through the initial site purchase, feasibility studies, the design phase, approval and construction process to create this new home. It includes Synagogue, School, Administration and Social spaces all under one roof. A discussion of "Green" practices (this being the 1st geothermal project in Berkeley ), creating "sacred" space, and the adventures of working w/ a large family of congregants towards a common goal will all be a part of this visit. Alex is a long time member of the SFF who has been absent for some years because of his intense involvement with this project. We welcome him back and look forward to a stimulating and fun walk through with all of you on the 5th!
Location: 1301 Oxford Street, Berkeley Meet @ Oxford St. Entrance; One block north of Rose Street across the street from Live Oak Park
Contact Person: Miltiades Mandros (510) 654-3800
Cost: None for AIA members, $3 Non-members
This is a brown bag lunch and all are welcome.
For more information: Linda Randolph, AIA 510-745-9318