Temple Beth Shalom

Needham, MA

Architect: BKA Architects, Inc.

Photos by Lucy Chen

30,000 sf ground-up structural steel, concrete and brick addition to and renovation of the existing Temple. The new space includes Jerusalem stone veneer imported from Israel, laser cut porcelain floor tile around an edge-lit circular etched glass floor, LED lighting, and ash and walnut paneling in reception area. Safety and logistics were key to keeping the temple’s daycare and school fully operational during construction.


This project received the IFMA Boston Best Practice Medium Project Award in 2017