Once Underutilized Space, Now Bustling with Popularity
Sutton Place Synagogue, originally opened on September 3, 1976 is located in east midtown Manhattan, and has undergone a renovation and upgrade to its multi-purpose function space.
Fifield Piaker Elman Architects were retained to design the project and oversee the construction. The dated and underutilized space is now once again extremely popular with congregants to use as a catering and event space for various life cycle events such as wedding and bar/bat mitzvah receptions.
During the day, the space is used as an informal play area for the pre-school, and any new finishes had to be durable enough to withstand vigorous use. Although adjacent to a catering kitchen, the space was shunned by congregants for private events and parties due to its tire and dated appearance. The scope of work included completely new contemporary finishes for the flooring, wall paneling and ceiling. The completed space is rapidly being booked for a variety of private events by the congregants to enjoy and celebrate.