MichiganCRE Sachse building addition to Temple Israel in Michigan May 20, 2019 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share via email Construction is now underway in West Bloomfield, Michigan, at Temple Israel, a Reform Jewish synagogue founded in 1941. The $4.5 million addition to Temple Israel is to be built by Detroit-based Sachse Construction. The 12,100-square-foot addition will expand various community offerings, with six new classrooms, a music room, a teaching greenhouse and a learning center with a kitchen. This expansion will also include a connector between the existing building and the new addition known as the bridge, which will feature a 20-foot clerestory surrounding a playground area. Sachse Construction is the construction manager on the project, while Stuart J. Fine & Associates, Inc. is the architect of record. The new building exterior will match the aesthetic of the existing structure, with the clerestory designed to emphasize the day-lighted environment with extra protective features for children who will use the space. Inside, the corridors will be lined with colorful features, including a patterned carpet specially designed for the congregation. Across the property, the Temple will undergo a complete overhaul of the existing 20-acre storm water system.