Congregation Beth Emek

Beth Emek, meaning “House of the Valley”, has been serving the Jewish community in the Tri-Valley since 1956.  To accommodate a growing membership, Congregation Beth Emek wished to build a new worship facility in Pleasanton.  This project consisted of the Structural Design for two new buildings at their facility.

One is a 4,778 square foot one-story building that provides classrooms and administrative space.  The building is constructed with prefabricated wood trusses, wood stud walls, a reinforced concrete slab-on-grade and concrete spread footings.

The second building provides a Social Hall and Sanctuary.  The 5,204 square foot one-story structure is predominately wood-framed with one wall containing a steel braced frame.  The Social Hall and Sanctuary are separated by an operable partition.  Above both areas there are custom-designed exposed wood trusses.