Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center

Cleveland, OH

Originally built as Temple Tifereth-Israel, the newly restored and renovated building serves primarily as a 1,200-seat performing arts center for Case Western Reserve University and as a worship space for the congregation on high holy days.

For this project EverGreene cleaned, restored and sealed over 10,000 square-feet of Akoustolith tile that makes up the majority of the Temple’s interior walls and ceilings. Craftsmen repaired cracks and removed soot and dirt from the acoustic stone-like surface before applying a finishing sealer. In areas with extensive damage, EverGreene created and installed replacement tiles to match.

Akoustolith is a porous ceramic material resembling stone. Developed at time when public address systems were coming into use in houses of worship, Akoustolith provides balanced acoustics and limits noise in large, high-ceiling spaces.