Since its inception, Temple Sinai, Las Vegas, Nevada congregation formed in 2007 as a result of a merger between Beth Am and Adat Ari El has experienced significant growth. They are now embarking on a major building program to update and expand their current facility. Levin/Brown & Associates, Inc., synagogue architects with a national practice based in Baltimore, Maryland, has been engaged by the congregation to spearhead their development.
The project began with an intensive programming phase where Levin/Brown assisted in evaluating the current and future needs of the congregation. As a result of this study a master plan for the synagogue was implemented. This plan includes the creation of two new worship spaces; a new 300 seat sanctuary expandable into a refurbished social hall in increments up to 1050 and a new 100 seat chapel. Existing administration offices were remodeled and expanded and a new lobby with new gift shop, memorial alcove, a hospitality area and access to a new library was created. The educational component of the building was expanded as well and includes 15 new classrooms. All new structures are design around an interior courtyard that will be used for worship, Sukkot and gathering.
The project consisting of approximately 20,000 sf of new space and 10,000 of renovated space is currently in the Design Development phase with construction slated to begin in the spring of 2013.