Temple Beth Shalom

Austin, TX

A synagogue on the Dell Jewish Community Center campus, TBS is a flexible worship space protected by load-bearing masonry walls.
The Vision

The material existence of the stone provides an environment for the worship that feels protected and timeless. The beauty of the space is defined by the character of the light.

  • Owner's Rep.

    American Realty Corporation

  • Contractor

    Balfour Beatty

  • Structural Engineer

    Architectural Engineers Collaborative

  • Civil Engineer

    Way Consulting Engineers Inc.

  • Mechanical Engineer

    EEA Consulting Engineers

  • Landscape Architecture


  • Geotechnical


  • TAS Accessibility Review

    Altura Solutions, L.P.

  • Acoustical Consultant


  • Photographer

    Andrew Pogue

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Connected Spaces

A transparent entry defines a welcoming arrival for the congregants and defines an open social space outside the perimeter of the stone
synagogue. As one walks into the sanctuary, the stone walls rise to a canopy of plaster ceilings which recall a traditionally tented tabernacle.


The building's cubic volumes define several exterior courtyard spaces for gathering and contemplation.


Large moveable wooden wall panels allow the primary worship space to be opened up to accommodate greater capacity during the High Holidays.

Project Team
  • Arthur W. Andersson, FAIA

  • F. Christian Wise, AIA

  • Jesse Coleman

  • Meegan Beddoe, RA

  • Matthew Lewis, AIA