Westside Jewish Community Center

Los Angeles, CA

Client: Jewish Community Center Association

Cost & Scope: $20 million; 70,000 sq. ft. existing, 10,000 sq. ft. new

Key Personnel:

            John Labib, John Labib & Associates – Structural Engineer

            Nachi Madhavan, Jones & Madhavan – Swimming Pool Engineer

            Dr. Peter Gevorkian, Vector Delta Design Group – Electrical Engineer

            George Hovagulmain, Airplus Engineering Consultants,  LLC. – MP Engineer

            Neal Berliner, Geocon Consultants, Inc. – Soils Engineer

            Annemarie Storrs, ANC Specification Consultants – ANC Specification Consultants

            Steve Wallock, Freeman Group, Inc. – Project Manager

            Rob Wagner, Del Amo Construction – General Contractor


Completion Date: ?


Lehrer Architects received the commission to renovate this historic structure on Los Angeles’ Westside, which has been the home of the Westside Jewish Community Center for nearly fifty years. The community has long relied on the facility for recreational and educational needs, but has grown beyond the capabilities of the original building; old functions and paths of circulation have fallen into disuse. Nevertheless, Lehrer Architects found the existing complex to have “good bones.” Striving to incorporate the significant strengths of this community staple into the new scheme, Lehrer Architects conducted extensive public workshops and historical studies. The ensuing master plan will update and energize the buildings and the community, giving new life for the 21st century. With health club, swimming pool, early

childhood center, senior day care, performing arts center, playgrounds and on-site parking, Lehrer Architects’ full array of services will continue after completion of the current pre-design phase.


2001    March-1    Park LaBrea News    Newspaper    Edwin Folvin    Jewish Community Center Renovations Planned
2005    June-29    Los Angeles Times    Newspaper    Patricia Ward    Gold Medalist Puts Pool Back in the Swim
2009    July    The Jewish Journal    Magazine        Community: Westside JCC Opens New Aquatic Center
2009    July     The Jewish Journal    Magazine        Community: Westside JCC Opens New Aquatic Cente