KJ Synagogue / Ramaz School

VVA provided extensive Project Management services to the Upper East Side's Ramaz School and Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun Synagogue. In July 2011, a large fire destroyed the roof of the synagogue, including its new renovation and stained glass windows and resulted in extensive water damage in the adjoining school.

VVA’s scope of services evolved to building and managing a remediation team as well as working closely with all disaster recovery vendors: the NYC Emergency Response Team, NYC Agencies, Insurance Carriers, and Attorneys.

In the aftermath of these events, VVA managed the congregation’s ambitious expansion project including multi-phased renovation and new three story addition for its Ramaz School and KJ Synagogue.

The project required new core and shell, new foundations, structural reinforcement, new utilities, HVAC and electrical infrastructure, plumbing, fire safety, new balconies, sanctuary finishes, stained glass restoration, specialty plaster sanctuary finishes and many new programmatic interior spaces.

VVA Scope of Services

Project Management

Constructability Review

Construction Administration

Consultant Selection

Contract Negotiation

Cost Control Services

Cost Estimating

Cost Management


Overall Budgeting

Post Occupancy Phase


Systems / Technology Integration

Value Engineering


Government & Institutions


Not For Profit


New York


Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun (“KJ”) Synagogue / Ramaz School