The new entry presents a welcoming face to Rodeph Sholom Lower School, receiving the school community and providing neighbors with a lens into the life of the building. A steel awning shelters the entry and frames the new library and art room on the floor above. A limestone-clad wall at the sidewalk level references the limestone Congregation Rodeph Sholom Temple on the opposite side of the block. The choreographed sequence of spaces from the entry to the admissions office is designed as a brief tour, displaying the pedagogy and values of the institution to visitors.
Photography: ©Charles De Vaivre