Built on a hillside overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem, the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies is a center for Brigham Young University’s study abroad program. The building design was thoroughly reviewed by Jerusalem’s International Planning Commission and complies with all of the rigorous aesthetic, environmental, and planning policies of the city. Faced with native limestone and terraced up the slope, the complex contains a variety of teaching, research, and recital facilities in addition to housing up to 200 residential students and staff. A major museum with associated exhibition spaces and a 450-seat assembly hall are part of the public areas. The building is detailed with teak door frames, trim, molding, and area-dividing grilles, which are an integral part of the interior space planning.
Client Brigham Young UniversitySize 120,000 sf; Assembly Hall: 450 seats