Originally built as Temple Tifereth-Israel, the newly restored and renovated building serves primarily as a 1,200-seat performing arts center for Case Western reserve University and as a worship space for the congregation on high holydays.
For this project EverGreene cleaned, restored and sealed over 10,000 SF of Akoustolith tile that makes up the majority of the Temple’s interior walls and ceilings. Craftsmen repaired cracks and removed soot and dirt from the acoustic stone-like surface before applying a finishing sealer. In areas with extensive damage, EverGreene created and installed replacement tiles to match.
Akoustolith is a porous ceramic material resembling stone. Developed at time when public address systems were coming into use in houses of worship, Akoustolith provides balanced acoustics and limits noise inlarge, high-ceilinged spaces.