Boulder JCC in Architect Selection Process

The Boulder JCC is currently engaged in a selection process to retain architects for the Building Project. This is obviously an exciting aspect of the project, and is being conducted by the Architecture & Planning Subcommittee, the Building Committee generally, and ultimately by the Board of the Boulder JCC.

Architect selection is moving quickly, and any interested firms should send a short (no more than 1 page) expression of interest to the Chair of the Architecture & Planning Subcommittee, Kellie Zell, through Jonathan Lev, the JCC’s Executive Director ( or 303-449-3996). Expressions of interest should be submitted no later than Wednesday May 11th, 2011.

In general, the JCC is limiting its search to firms that:

  1. have extensive experience with designing schools, early childhood centers, and/or community or spiritual centers (preferably some of each);
  2. have extensive experience in the Front Range area;
  3. can demonstrate experience with value engineering and large fixed budget projects;
  4. have extensive experience with sustainable architecture and green design;
  5. can work quickly with the JCC’s design team once architect selection is complete, with the goal of submitting initial plans to the City of Boulder in the fall of 2011; and
  6. are competitive in their fees and contractual arrangements.

After reviewing all initial expressions of interest, the JCC expects to request full proposals from roughly 5-6 qualified firms. The JCC will then narrow the field to 1-3 finalists and conduct extensive interviews with those finalists prior to selection.

For more information about the building project and capital campaign visit:

About Jonathan Lev

Jonathan Lev, MPA, joined the Boulder JCC as Executive Director in 2010. He is a passionate educator and entrepreneur who combines his experience at Jewish summer camp and involvement with the startup of Boulder based Renewable Choice Energy to influence his leadership as a nonprofit executive and Jewish professional. He was certified as high school teacher and Summa Cum Laude graduate from the University of Colorado in Boulder. For more than six years, Jonathan was a leader in the field of Jewish summer camp where he worked to enhance the level of supervision and mentorship for both campers and staff through innovative summer and year-round trainings. In 2007, Jonathan continued his studies and was selected as a Taub Fellow at New York University in the dual-master’s degree program for a Master in Public Administration in Nonprofit Management and Master in Hebrew and Judaic Studies. Since starting his role in 2010 at the Boulder JCC, Jonathan has led the community's $30M capital campaign to build a new JCC campus, which opened in summer 2016. He speaks regularly about making philanthropy fun and the role that inter-generational giving has on creating a legacy. Outside of work, he and his wife, Lyndsay, and their daughters, Mira and Susanna, can be found hiking, skiing, practicing yoga, listening to music, and planning their next great adventure. Follow him @jonathanlev on twitter.

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