The Auckland Hebrew Congregation and Kadimah College had occupied their building since 1968, and their brief for the redevelopment was to accommodate the Congregation’s and School’s needs in a modern and user-friendly facility. The four storey space enabled new classroom spaces to be incorporated within the synagogue at a high level.


Auckland Hebrew Congregation and Kadimah College


108 Greys Avenue

Completion Date

January 2008


2010 NZIA – Auckland Architecture Award Heritage

The building’s category “A” heritage status demanded our design harmonised with architect John Goldwater’s celebrated original, and research insights allowed us to develop a spatial arrangement that reflects the intersection of education and worship in Jewish life. Locating the new classrooms within the synagogue space literally symbolised this intertwined relationship while providing the new spaces required.

The project delivered six new upper level classrooms with existing spaces redeveloped to accommodate IT, library, music, gym and administration