Dell Jewish Community Center

  • Austin, Texas
    128,000 SF
    Beck – Master Planning Beck – Architecture Beck – Interior Design

Beck provided master planning, architecture, and interior design for the Dell Jewish Community Center. The project spanned multiple phases and included the renovation and expansion of multiple existing buildings, along with the construction of new community, fitness, aquatics and tennis facilities.  Beck’s design focused on creating vibrant spaces that prioritized places for gathering, sustainability and resilience, while infusing meaning into the architecture itself, inspired by the rich cultural heritage of the Jewish people.

The first phase involved the refresh of the existing two-story, 46,000 SF education building, including the renovation of the lobby, kitchen and various classroom spaces, as well as updating finishes, replacing HVAC and lighting systems throughout the entire building.  This update improves the sustainability and durability of the building, allowing it to continue to serve as a full-service daycare facility and place of learning for the community.

The second phase included 42,000 SF renovation to the existing community and fitness building involved refreshing their current community hall and performance center with the addition of a new portable telescoping seating system, new ballet and Pilates studios, offices, and high-end locker and spa amenities, including steam rooms and saunas.

The final phase provided a 40,000 SF community and fitness building, which now serves as the main entry for the community center.  The design takes inspiration both from local design strategies and materiality, while infusing meaning from Jewish culture. The building includes a new coffee shop, multi-purpose meeting rooms, an upgraded fitness center, and Shalom Austin’s offices. This phase also included an aquatics expansion and a new tennis facility with a lap pool, play pool, water slides, and concessions building, as well as six outdoor tennis courts.

Beck’s work on the Dell Jewish Community Center is a testament to their expertise and dedication to excellence in architectural design and planning. The project’s impact will be felt for years to come, as the community benefits from the new and improved amenities.