Landscape Architect Mia Lehrer on the Audrey Irmas Pavilion

Without a doubt, Mia Lehrer and her Los Angeles firm Studio-MLA Landscape Architecture are recognized as one of the top landscape design firms in the world. Mia and Studio-MLA have led the design and implementation of ambitious public and private projects known and enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. Rem ...
By Wilshire Boulevard Temple | August 2, 2018 | News, Videos

Architectural Experts Robert Harris and Richard Koshalek

It is my great pleasure to introduce Robert (Bob) Harris and Richard Koshalek in this short video vignette. Both Bob and Richard served on the architect selection committee that chose Rem Koolhaas and his firm OMA to design the Audrey Irmas Pavilion. Bob is the former USC Dean of the ...
By Wilshire Boulevard Temple | July 12, 2018 | News, Videos

The Inspiration Behind Audrey Irmas Pavilion’s Façade and Form Design

Along with Rem Koolhaas, I am pleased to introduce OMA Partner, Shohei “Sho” Shigematsu. In this vignette, Sho explains their inspiration in designing the façade of the Audrey Irmas Pavilion and the delicate approach they took considering the space between the new building and the existing sanctuary, Wilshire Boulevard, and ...
By Wilshire Boulevard Temple | June 14, 2018 | News, Videos

Audrey Irmas Pavilion’s Banquet Hall

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 ...
By Wilshire Boulevard Temple | May 24, 2018 | Videos

Audrey Irmas Pavilion Featured in CityWatchLA

I am excited to share the attached article by Tim Deegan of CityWatchLA. We can all be very proud that he views Rem Koolhaas’ design as having the potential to be as transformative to LA as Frank Gehry’s Disney Hall. The Audrey Irmas Pavilion will be a gathering place unlike any ...
By Wilshire Boulevard Temple | May 11, 2018 | News

100 Years from Now: Rem Koolhaas on Audrey Irmas Pavilion

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Rem Koolhaas was chosen to design the Audrey Irmas Pavilion by a committee of Temple members and outside experts in architecture. Beginning with a list of 25 world renowned architects, the committee narrowed the field in a juried competition for this prestigious commission. For the first time, ...
By Wilshire Boulevard Temple | April 26, 2018 | Videos

Our Changing Neighborhood

These are exciting times for our congregation as we find ourselves in the heart of a resurgent Los Angeles. When Rabbi Leder spoke to us a decade ago about our great sanctuary being in the center of it all, we had no idea how quickly that would become true. Click ...
By Wilshire Boulevard Temple | April 12, 2018 | News

Introducing the Audrey Irmas Pavilion

It is with great pleasure that we bring you this update before you gather with family and friends around your Seder table. The Los Angeles Times published a story this morning about the final building of the Glazer Campus Master Plan. The plan was created 12 years ago and is almost complete. ...
By Wilshire Boulevard Temple | March 30, 2018 | News