It is my pleasure to share a short vignette with you, which is part of an interview with one of OMA’s partners, Jason Long, explaining the design and his thoughts about the magnificent banquet hall at the Audrey Irmas Pavilion.
In this video, OMA partner Jason Long describes the multi-use functions of the Audrey Irmas Pavilion Banquet Hall.
Rabbi Leder has said, “I truly believe we are missing an inspiring place to gather, connect, and transform at Wilshire Boulevard Temple; something so fundamental to our community, which is also missing throughout much of the rest of Los Angeles.”
This could not be a more accurate definition of why we have set out to create this building. We envision it to be a place to hold beautiful events for you and your family to experience; where up to 500 people can gather at a sit-down party, celebrating a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, a joyous wedding or a baby naming, just to name a few. In addition, it will be a place where nearly 1000 people can sit and enjoy a screening, lectures to expand our brain, and art exhibits featuring new and upcoming artists.
Lastly, it should also be a place that serves our greater community at large; a home for nonprofits to hold their conferences and events to advocate for the poor and the less fortunate; a place for our students, parents and other volunteers to sort clothing and to create personal care kits; to provide emergency response and gather the community in times of crisis; and to offer an inspiring space for inter-religious gatherings.
I hope you enjoy seeing this presentation and more introductions of the Rem Koolhaas’ team at OMA.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me or Jamie Geller.
All my best,
Building Committee Chair