The Architects Advisory Panel Congregational Consulting Service is comprised of experienced design professionals who volunteer their time to advise synagogue leaders on how to understand the various steps and processes that are involved in renovation, remodeling, purchasing property and new construction. Consultation with a panel member is available during any phase of a project. Congregations are encouraged to schedule initial meetings before projects begin and major decisions have been made.
Every consultation will be tailored to meet the congregation’s specific needs. The consulting architect can help identify key issues and provide strategies for successful decision making, defining goals and action steps. Consultation topics can include but are not limited to:
A general discussion about how to start and what to consider
A focused discussion about a proposed project
(addition, renovation, new construction)
A site visit with follow-up discussion about the feasibility of its use
A discussion of existing conditions that are in need of repair
On average, most consultations will require between two and four hours. Consultations that require a site visit or travel will require additional time.
Whenever possible, the congregation will be asked to supply three alternative dates for a consultation, allowing at least eight weeks from the initial contact.
Each congregation presents a unique situation, therefore specific design suggestions such as proposed floor plans and/or site plans, architectural drawings or sketches, statements of probable cost, and review of work submitted by other architects, will not be provided during a consultation.
Bonei Kodesh, Builders of Holiness:
Architect's Advisory Panel
Congregational Consulting Service
To request an application for consulting services please contact us.