Westside Jewish Community Center

Lehrer Architects renovated the historic structures of the Los Angeles Westside Jewish Community Center, the longstanding home of its aquatic facility for almost fifty years. Having outgrown the original building, the project entailed a comprehensive modernization of the existing program, including a pool retrofit. The design approach preserved the essence of the original Modernist structure. Opening the pool hall to the outdoors with expansive window walls created a blend of indoor and outdoor spaces. By respecting the architectural legacy, Lehrer Architects successfully transformed the facility into a captivating new space, harnessing natural light and ventilation to craft a distinctive and memorable experience for swimmers of all ages.

"It's never been a pool just for the Jewish community, it's always been a resource for the entire community."
- Lenny Krayzelburg, Olympic medalist and donor
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West LA - Los Angeles, California
Westside Jewish Community Center
70,000 SF existing 10,000 SF new
Completed 2009
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Project Team

Structural Engineer:
John Labib, John Labib & Associates

Swimming Pool Engineer:
Nachi Madhavan, Jones & Madhavan

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

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

Soils Engineer:
Neal Berliner, Geocon Consultants, Inc.

ANC Specification Consultants:
Annemarie Storrs, ANC Specification Consultants

Project Manager:
Steve Wallock, Freeman Group, Inc.

General Contractor:
Rob Wagner, Del Amo Construction

Landscape Architect
Swimming Pool Engineer
Jones & Madhavan
Jones & Madhavan
Jones & Madhavan
Project Management
City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks
City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering