Joshua Zinder Architecture + Design LLC (JZA+D), 20 Nassau Street, Suite 25, Princeton 08542. 609-924-5004. Joshua B. Zinder, principal. www.joshuazinder.com.
The architecture and design firm JZA+D has completed an energy-efficient renovation of Princeton University’s Center for Jewish Life, a facility originally designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects in 1993 at the corner of Washington Road and Ivy Lane.
This building, which houses assembly, education, and office functions has suffered wear-and-tear on surfaces and furnishings over the years. According to Joshua Zinder, founding principal of JZA+D, the facility has now been refreshed with new finishes, furnishing, and fixtures, while the building’s mechanical systems and exterior building envelope including windows and front doors have been upgraded to minimize energy use and reduce future maintenance.
About 17,800 square feet of building area has been improved in the process, based on the architect’s recommendations. Some walls were removed and the front entrance made more secure.