The Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy is a coeducational Modern Orthodox Yeshiva Day School, dedicated towards developmental education and religious growth for boys and girls from Pre-K through 8th grade. It is a prestigious academy, well-respected in the Jewish community for its commitment to instilling a love for the Jewish religion in its students.
Whalen Berez Group was contacted by the Joseph Kushner Academy to design and renovate the lobby. We had a number of things to consider for this project, including architectural millwork, the replacement of the acoustical ceiling, flooring, sheet rocking existing walls, electrical work, and installing bullet-resistant metal and glass entry walls.
We needed to identify the scope of the work that could be finished during the summer of 2021, keeping in mind the supply chain complications that affected the availability of many of the materials needed. With those restrictions, we were able to complete the brand new acoustical ceiling, all of the flooring, and all of the electrical work the summer of 2021.
In January of 2022, the architectural millwork and installation of bullet resistant glass and metal was finished during a tight window in which the school was shut down for a vacation, and the lobby of the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy was completed.