North Shore Congregation Israel

Glencoe, Illinois

The North Shore Congregation Israel is a  historic building  sited on Lake Michigan and is world renowned for its original architecture.  OKW designed a new Education Wing, new Family Education Center, and renovations to the existing educational facilities at North Shore Congregation Israel.  The new Education Wing doubles  the amount of existing teaching area  and incorporates classroom, administration and collaborative learning areas.    

The project included a complete renovation of the existing  teaching areas.  The new Family Education Center (FEC) incorporates a large multi-function, multi-media learning and conferencing room, classrooms, and offices.  In addition, the FEC  will provide the congregation with a new 6,000 square foot roof terrace and a multi level exterior amphitheater.   A cohesive architectural, interior design, signage and wayfinding design was provided.