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Temple Rodef Shalom Library

This small library was designed in conjunction with an addition to an existing synagogue. It was placed in a prominent position in the Grand Hall of the building and was made as transparent as possible in order to arouse interest. The room is zoned into adult and children’s sections and comfortable seating invites the library patron to read or work. The room is lit indirectly with reflected daylight which is supplemented with general lighting from above and task lighting at desks and chairs.




Northern Virginia Chapter AIA, Award of Merit in Architecture

Virginia Society AIA, Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture

Project Information

Client: Temple Rodef Shalom

Location:  McLean VA

Structural: Ehlert Bryan

MEP: Potomac Energy Group

Contractor: Jack Bays Inc.

Photography: Hoachlander Davis Photography & Robert C. Lautman