House of Worship


"We had a great experience working with Sharon and SBJ Architecture. In addition to being a talented designer whose thoughtful and creative plans literally transformed our home, Sharon was organized and professional throughout the construction process as well. We felt we were in excellent hands and trusted her explicitly. We also admired Sharon's ability to work very effectively with the contractor and his subs, and to achieve a high level of respect in the field. We highly recommend SBJ Architecture!"
Joel J., Newton, MA

"Our synagogue renovations committee realized we needed an experienced, professional voice in-house to represent us as a congregation – someone who could understand our needs and then interpret them, in design form, to the architect of record. We decided to bring Sharon Jacobson on board, and the results have been a resounding success. Sharon's dedication has allowed us to develop a fabulously designed renovation project we are proud of and that the entire congregation and community at large are excited to see coming to fruition. Under her guidance, the Building Committee has become a highly effective decision making body which has strong representation in the project's three key categories - ritual, design, and budget. She facilitates positive communication between the Architect, the Building Committee, and the Contractor, helping to keep everyone on track. She works diligently with the project manager to keep the best interest of the synagogue in mind at all times. Simultaneously, she puts everyone involved at ease with her easy going, but respectful, nature. The success of our project has a lot to do with her efforts. It has been a pleasure for me to work with Sharon, and I highly recommend her as an owner's representative for other projects."
Mark S., Congregation Beth El - Building Committee Chairman

"Every time we return to our weekend house we fall in love with it more and more. SBJ captured all the nuances of design and detail we were striving for! The beautiful and welcoming spaces SBJ created enable us to bring our family and friends together and to experience tremendous joy!"
Sue J.

"Sharon Jacobson's role as our Owner's representative was indispensable to the success of our project. She focused our committees processes toward the priorities of the project yielding the most efficient use of time while ensuring that our goals were achieved. She made sure that our professional team understood our objectives and often provided suggestions yielding significant improvement in the design. I could not imagine the project coming to fruition without her involvement"
Rabbi S., Congregation Beth El

"Sharon made sure to obtain a complete grasp of our objectives in our home renovation and produced creative designs to address them. She was also a great homeowner advocate while supervising the contractor during construction. The house was dramatically transformed both aesthetically and functionally and we continue to enjoy the benefits yielded by the renovation. "
Gershon S.

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