Beginning with an initial list of 25 architectural firms, four internationally acclaimed firms were invited to submit full proposals as part of the architectural competition, juried by a committee. In addition to OMA, the firms included Kengo Kuma and Associates, Morphosis Architects and Steven Holl Architects. The selection committee was comprised of Temple members and contemporary art and architecture experts, including Dr. Rebecka Belldegrun, Eli Broad, Barry Edwards, Erika Glazer, Tara Lynda Guber, Robert S. Harris, Dana Hutt, Bruce Karatz, Martha Karsh, Richard Koshalek, Steven Leder, Anthony Pritzker, Steven Romick, Steven Roth, and Lauren Taschen.

AUDREY IRMAS PAVILION DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION TEAM

Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)
Architectural Designers

OMA is a leading international partnership practicing architecture, urbanism and cultural analysis.  OMA was founded by Rem Koolhaas and maintains offices around the globe. Shohei Shigematsu is a partner at OMA and has led the firm’s diverse portfolio in the Americas over the last decade.

Gruen Associates
Executive Architect
Gruen Associates succeeds as one of Los Angeles’ best known legacy firms with a deep portfolio of landmark projects.  Innovators for significant, complex and challenging projects, Gruen Associates have won more than 250 awards for their collaborative practice, a portfolio of over 10,000 projects worldwide, and has played a and pivotal role in mentoring future generations of professionals.
MATT Construction

An absolute commitment to win-win teamwork has earned MATT the Building Team of the Year award from the AIA Los Angeles for two consecutive years. In 2010, the company also received the AIA Los Angeles Presidential Award for “contributions and commitment which have enriched the practice of architecture and the built environment…through partnership with the clients and architects of Los Angeles.” We are proud of these achievements, because they speak not only to how we build, but to our dedication to the collaborative process.

Studio-MLA
Landscape Architect

Studio-MLA is a leader in design and advocating for landscapes that inspire human connection, cultural expression and reverence for nature through landscape architecture, urbanism and planning.  The Audrey Irmas Pavilion will share landscape typologies found within Israel and Southern California, highlighting the bond between the two iconic Mediterranean places.

ARUP
Structural/Façade

Arup have spent over 70 years refining their approach to building design, always searching for a unity of concept, form, user experience and sustainable use of materials.  Their collaborative ethos and breadth of multidisciplinary thinking enables them to produce some of the world’s most ambitious and highest performing buildings.

L’Observatoire International
Lighting Design

L’Observatoire provides lighting design to a range of spatial expressions including museums, performing arts centers, and concert halls among other areas.  To account for such a cross-section of programmatic and geographically specific requirements, they have developed a rigorously contextual and individualized approach to lighting design.

Rhyton Engineering
Civil Engineering

Rhyton Engineering is a civil engineering firm established in 2000. They provide civil engineering design and related consulting service to architects and developers involved with residential development, commercial development and public improvement projects, in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.

Theatre DNA
Theater Space, Planning, AV and Acoustics

Theatre DNA focuses on supporting and enhancing the experience of anyone who visits, performs in, or manages the many different spaces they help design; they assist those who work on the design of a project—architects, engineers, and contractors—to translate the language of performing arts into their designs and construction. They then translate back to the artists, helping them navigate the unique world of architecture, the building trades, and the construction process.

Syska Hennessey Group
Vertical Transportation

Syska Hennessy Group is the leading global, full-service MEP, information and communication technology (ICT) and commissioning engineer for the government and commercial sectors.

Laschober & Sovich
Food & Beverage

Laschober+Sovich is one of the nation’s leading professional design and consulting firms devoted exclusively to serving all segments of the food service industry. They have been experts for over 50 years in the design of functional installations and systems for efficient holding, preparation, processing and handling of food and beverages for a wide variety of projects throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Caribbean.

TRC
Security

TRC’s approach to security planning and design balances physical, operational and technological solutions. TRC's strong reputation for developing security programs, understanding client’s needs and expectations will offer the Temple a comprehensive plan for defensive strategies custom designed to fit our needs.

Space Agency
Signage & Wayfinding

Space Agency is an experience design agency based in London and working globally. Combining expertise in architecture and urban design with wayfinding and graphic communication they create places that are seamless and intuitive.

Byer Geotechnical
Soils & Geology

Byer Geotechnical provides professional services, specializing in geotechnical engineering and engineering geology consultations.

Davison Associates Inc.
Specifications

Davison Associates specializes in the management of building information for construction through providing high quality specifications for architectural firms.