B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation at Boston University – The Florence and Chafetz Hillel House - Interior Environments
Located in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, the Florence and Chafetz Hillel House enhances Boston University’s campus with a magnificent architectural addition to the university’s strip of historic brownstones. The House is open to students from all area schools and offers religious and social services and events throughout the year.
Sited adjacent to the Charles River, the House features large bay windows along a spacious façade that captures views of Cambridge and Boston skylines. Serving nearly 3,500 students, the cultural center hosts more than thirty student groups along with meetings, conferences, and university events.
A variety of spaces accommodate diverse program elements, including three worship chapels, lounges, activity rooms, lecture spaces, the Rubin-Frankel art gallery, café, and a kosher dining hall. The attractive interior design features rich wood and stone finishes throughout an open, flexible layout. Religious elements are unobtrusively integrated into this attractive interior décor, blending together contemporary with traditional aesthetics.
Interior Environments - Campus Center
- Three separate Synagogues for Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox worship
- Two kosher kitchens
- Dining/banquet hall
- Judaica library
- Coffee bar
- Administrative offices
- Student work, study and recreation spaces
- Conference room
- Rubin-Frankel art gallery
- 4 Stories
Special Design Elements:
- Sliding walls separating Chapels
- Historically significant stained glass panels from the former Hillel House restored and relocated to new building.