Congregation Bnai Keshet
Montclair, NJ

This project added a new 10,000 SF sanctuary, social hall, and foyer to an existing residence on the National Historic Register. Strong neighborhood concerns resulted in a design that was appropriate in scale and character to the neighborhood and expansive yet intimate on the interior. The Ark was created, crafted, and installed by the Nakashima studio. Light monitors create a constant variety of restful patterns of natural light, while glowing during evening services.