Kol Ami Synagogue

Vancouver, WA

Project Categories

Civic + cultural

Business Type

Synagogue featuring a sanctuary, religious school, event hall, kitchen, and administration area


16,000 square feet


Richard Brown Architect


Congregation Kol Ami

PAE Role

Mechanical engineering

Electrical engineering

Architectural lighting design

Special features

  • Seven rooftop air handlers with CO2-based demand controlled ventilation providing space conditioning for the building
  • Sanctuary space includes architectural and mechanical systems coordinated to provide an “invisible” return air path
  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures
  • Daylight dimming lights and occupancy sensors are used throughout the building