Lillian and Albert Small Capital Jewish Museum

Location: Washington, DC

Our Role: Regan Associates is the Owner’s Representative overseeing all aspects of this complicated project. As part of the Capitol Crossing mega-development, the 150-year-old Adas Israel Synagogue (the oldest in Washington) was moved one block south and rotated to its proper east-west orientation. The Synagogue is currently being renovated consistent with historic-preservation standards and a new four-story Museum is being built around it. The two buildings will be connected by a two-story glass lobby with a second-floor bridge that provides ADA access to the historic sanctuary. Museum spaces will include a core gallery telling the story of Jewish Washington, a changing gallery for travelling shows, meeting rooms, classrooms, archive spaces and offices for CJM staff. The entire project sits atop Capitol Crossing’s three-block long underground parking garage which was constructed on top of and adjacent to Interstate 395 as it emerges from under the U.S. Capitol.

Status: The Lillian and Albert Small Capital Jewish Museum is scheduled to open in 2022.

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