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At the ground level, the main event space echoes the Temple’s dome by lowering the arc and extruding it north across the site to connect Wilshire Boulevard to the school courtyard.
In its full length, the vaulted column-free expanse has the capacity to host diverse programs such as parties, banquets, markets, conventions, performances and
- The oculus provides a view through the void above to the dome of the historic Temple.
THE GRAND BALLROOM
• Is just over 7000 square feet.
• Capacity is 425 guests for a seated dinner; 750 guests for a reception; 706 guests seated theater style, and 415 guests when set up as a classroom.
The wood used is Gaboon, an elegant West African wood with a lustrous, natural sheen. When quarter cut, it often produces a beautiful broken stripe or rope figure. The botanical name is Aucoumea klaineana.
A single tree was used for the wood veneer in the Grand Ballroom to maintain the color and consistency and booked match the grain.
THE DONOR WALL
The main donor wall in the North Gallery holds approximately 300 names and honors those who contributed $25,000 or more to the building.
The Mezuzot Wall
The Mezuzot Donor Wall honors those who purchased a Rem Koolhaas designed mezuzah for the 99 doors of the Audrey Irmas Pavilion.