Major renovation and update of the 1970’s style Congregation Har Shalom facilities in Potomac, Maryland.
The renovations include an expanded social hall, a ceiling in the entrance area twice as high as before and more windows to allow natural light into the building. All of the existing HVAC systems were replace with new high efficiency systems with free cooling and demand controlled outside air ventilation.
The synagogue renovation contains a newer wing that includes the sanctuary. There’s also a hospitality suite that is set up with library books and an area for snacks and drinks.
Location: Potomac, Maryland
Project Type: Liturgical
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