Type of Construction
General Scope of Project
In 2013, n|e|m|d architects, inc. was commissioned by the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island to conduct a Building Study for the existing Dwares Jewish Community Center and evaluate the uses of all the building’s spaces. At the same time, n|e|m|d was charged with formulating a Master Plan for the JCC, to prioritize projects necessary for renovation and growth and to create a guide for building standards, thus ensuring a unified design aesthetic as the projects are constructed.
When these studies were finished, n|e|m|d was hired to design the renovation of the building’s David C. Isenberg Family Early Childhood Center, revising the layout of the center’s nearly 10,000 square feet of classrooms/offices as well as selecting of all of its colors and finishes. In addition, n|e|m|d has now designed renovations to many other areas of the building, including the Health Clubs/Steam Rooms/Family Changing Rooms, the Victor & Gussie Baxt Social Hall, the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center, and both of the building’s main entries and lobbies. All of these projects, when completed, will allow the JCC to be accessible to all visitors while making it appear more welcoming, thus encouraging its use as a vital community meeting place.
January 26, 2017
Commercial, Community, Educational