Yeshiva Ohr Yisrael-
Relocating to Chestnut Hill, this Hebrew school for boys has created a new facility for learning inside a grand home. Perched on a hill overlooking the reservoir, the inside of this former residence was completely transformed into a modern school with room to grow. The school’s program dictated an entire interior reconstruction of the structural, mechanical and electrical systems. Only the exterior shell of the former house is original, blending the school into its residential neighborhood. Inside; classrooms, offices and a large multipurpose room were designed around a central stair linking four floors of programmatic space. Phase two will see an addition with a science lab, an elevator, an outdoor learning space and an improved basketball half court.
Design Architect: Sharon Jacobson of SBJ Architects, GC: Robert Rosenblatt of Commercial Builders Inc. Project Architect: Christopher Barry Photographs: Josh Kuchinsky