Juxtaposed with Charleston’s Citadel & Calhoun Memorial

Juxtaposed with Charleston’s Citadel & Calhoun Memorial
Activating the spiritual space with sculpture

Activating the spiritual space with sculpture
Interrupted pathway

Interrupted pathway
Monumental two-story diaphanous stainless screen

Monumental two-story diaphanous stainless screen
Architect’s hand-sculpted 16 foot bronze

Architect’s hand-sculpted 16 foot bronze
Prone funerary shawl

Prone funerary shawl
Bronze texture & detail from life

Bronze texture & detail from life
Sample Description
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Integrated urban planning, architecture and sculpture

Holocaust Memorial

Charleston Jewish Federation, Charleston, SC

JLA provided a synthesis of urban planning, architecture and sculpture for this memorial, which was placed to straddle a major path traversing centrally located Marion Square. The ‘interior’ of the memorial is formed by a two-story high screen of mill-finish stainless steel. At its center is a 16 ft. funerary bronze sculpted by the architect. The visitor is called upon to speculate on the nature of the boundary and his or her place in relation to it - whether to be within or without. The memorial is constructed of special concrete, detailed and heavily reinforced to strengthen the monolithic aura of the material. 

Size: 6,000 gsf 

Recognition

  • 2001 Religious Arts Award Visual Arts, Faith & Form Magazine and the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art & Architecture 

  • 2000 Award for Excellence in Architecture - Honor Award AIA/New England 

  • 1999 Award for Design Excellence – Honor Award AIA/Boston Society for Architecture 

  • “Millennium Awards Issue” Faith and Form, 2001 

  • “The Holocaust:  A Reconciliation of Two Portraits” cover feature, B. Meyer/J. Levi, Faith and Form, 1999 

  • “Holocaust Memorial, Charleston, SC” World Magazine – Journal of the Unitarian-Universalist Society, 1999 

  • Harvard Design Magazine Winter 2000 

  • “Remembering”, R. Behre Charleston Sunday Post and Courier, 1999 

  • “The Power of Memory” M.S. Grossman, Charleston Magazine, 1997

Shaping Charleston's Major Public Space

Memorial of gathering space
Memorial of gathering space
Anchoring Marion Square
Anchoring Marion Square
Straddling the square's main pathway
Straddling the square's main pathway