Kol Emeth

Client: Field Architecture / Peter Wexler

Location: Palo Alto, California

Year: 2017

Over the last fifty years, Kol Emeth has evolved into a powerful and dynamic voice in the Jewish community. And with the existing site in the heart of Silicon Valley set to be transformed, they required help visualizing the new living environment while also expressing Kol Emeth’s unique identity.

Kilograph created animation of the proposed design with a narrative that captured the juxtaposition of tradition and change of this new environment along with the contemplative nature of the space.

The Sanctuary, Courtyard and Social Hall/Gathering Space were designed to the same proportions as the Tabernacle. Twelve great pillars support the Canopy, a reference to the twelve tribes of Israel, the tallit and the wedding chuppah. These uplifting indoor and outdoor spaces were designed to embrace the entire community and its very soul.

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