Eastside Torah Center

by Jeremy Miller Architects

Bellevue (Greater Seattle)

c. 2012

Project Description

New construction of a religious and community center. The programmatic diversity of spatial proximities and accommodation of multi-use functions – community gatherings, administrative offices, religious services, and nonprofit functions – were the most crucial considerations. The program, thus, became the primary consideration in a rather typical, light-frame construction type.


Although funding of this type of community-focused project was always a concern, providing a well programmed space to accommodate the community’s needs was essential for a successful project. My direct involvement with the City of Bellevue regarding building code adoption and execution as well as consultation to the architect was crucial to permit issuance.


Developed construction documentation, development submittals, and code implementation; coordinating with all parties. Consulted on code applicability, feasibility of development standards, and strategies for deviations and municipal interpretations.