American Jewish University Modernizations

Following an institutional merger, the American Jewish University sought a series of renovations and expansions to renew its identity and improve overall campus experience. Over the last ten years, as de facto campus architect, we have leveraged deferred maintenance necessities into attractive donor opportunities.

Through various improvements, the campus now provides students and faculty with easier access to various parts of the campus and previously unused indoor and outdoor spaces are now places for interaction and collaboration – all resulting in a more vitalized campus community. Through our close collaboration with the university and general contractor, these improvements met modest budgets and were carefully scheduled during summers and holidays to minimize disruption to operations.

Aerial photography of the Flight 93 National Memorial site
Aerial photography of the Flight 93 National Memorial site
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“What began as a library project evolved into a series of much needed improvements that have attracted donor support and reinvigorated our students, faculty, staff and wider community of constituents. We now have a renewed image and rich variety of amenities in what many of our supporters describe as a breathtaking transformation.”

—Jay Strear, Senior Vice President


Location: Bel Air, CA
Owner: American Jewish University
Commissioned: 2004
Completed: 2004 to present


Paul Murdoch
Milena Murdoch
Juan Garcia
Kin Lee
Eric Cunningham


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