Congregation Emanu-El

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Rendering of main entrance on lake street.
Rendering of courtyard
Rendering of roof terrace with children playing.

Project Information


2, Lake Street, San Francisco, CA


Historic Renovation and Revitalization


$97 Million




Mark Cavagnero Associates


Plant Construction


Capital Campaign

Project Description

ECB was hired by Congregation Emanu-El, the largest synagogue in the Bay Area, as the Owner's representative to coordinate all aspects of developing and implementing the renovation of Temple Emanu-El from pre-entitlements through construction.

Built in 1925, this historic temple will be renovated and revitalized to provide a more modern, secure, and welcoming community space. Modernization includes seismic upgrades allowing the historic Lake Street entrance to reopened after closing for several decades due to security and safety. Other key elements include new classrooms, social spaces, clergy offices, and a children’s play area on the new roof deck that offers grand views of San Francisco. All new facilities have been reimagined to provide better accessibility, safety, and community programming.

The project is estimated to be completed in 2025, the building’s 100th year.

Fact Sheet
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