Hebrew Union College-Jewish Inst. of Religion, Edwin A. Malloy Building Addition

Cincinnati, Ohio

  • FIRM

    CR architecture + design


    Hebrew Union College--Jewish Institute of Religion

  • AREA

    15,000 sq.ft.





This project renovated and added to the Jacob Rader Marcus Center, including the Edwin A. Malloy Educational Building at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, home of the American Jewish Archives. This building houses the world’s largest collection of materials documenting the history and experience of the American Jewish Community.

The building addition ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$213.33FEATURED IN2005 Architectural Portfolio advantage of its hillside location on one of Cincinnati’s most prominent avenues. Great care and consideration were taken when designing the addition on the historic campus. To make a seamless connection of old and new, traditional materials of brick, limestone and glass were used. Curved limestone creates a contemporary feel, and the expansive windows bring natural light to all levels of the addition.

The building addition contains administrative offices and galleries for long- or short-term display of exhibits. These galleries allow the university, the archives and the community to host special events. The addition also features an international electronic learning center consisting of seminar rooms and a distance-learning lecture hall with seating for 75.