Set in Hoboken, New Jersey, the renovation of this historic synagogue and nursery school included an extensive upgrade of the structure’s aging electrical and mechanical systems. The 15,000 SF building received new HVAC units and running ducts throughout the interior. Steel members were added to the existing roof structure to accommodate for the added weight. On the exterior, the synagogue’s copper onion-dome and terra cotta spires were restored to their original form while the brick façade and stone coping were cleaned and repointed. To enhance the experience of the social gathering place, skylights were added to stream sunlight into the main auditorium and new interior finishes were chosen for classrooms and administrative offices.