The Synagogue is situated in the historic section of Philadelphia.
The plan is structured with a series of cylindrical "rooms" surrounding the sanctuary and chapel. Light penetrates through these cylinders and is diffused. Thus, light is given volumetric form.
In the school building these volumes of light are reversed.
The primary materials are brick and concrete.
Romaldo Giurgola and Jaimini Mehta, Louis I. Kahn (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1975), p. 44.