The architecturally-integrated lighting design for The Temple-Tifereth Israel connects the new addition to renovated existing facilities and enables the building to meet its full programmatic needs.
The primary lighting and architectural goal for The Temple-Tifereth Israel’s addition and renovation was to maintain the perception of warmth felt in the existing facility while meeting the modern needs of a rapidly growing congregation. In new spaces, the interplay of light with architectural form and finishes creates a visually dynamic environment and sense of identity for the temple.
Atelier Ten’s lighting design indirectly illuminates wood domes in the new main entry and chapel to reference the previous historic facility in downtown Cleveland. Relighting of existing spaces, particularly the main sanctuary, allows the building, built as a religious school in 1970, to meet current worship, educational and gathering needs. Reduction in quantity of luminaires and replacement of incandescent sources with LED luminaires lowers maintenance demands and energy consumption while modernizing aesthetics and decreasing visual clutter.