Shaarey Zedek Synagogue

Year Built: 1962

Location: Southfield, Michigan

Architect: Percival Goodman

The impact of this building lies in the simplicity of its form. Goodman's work of brutalist architecture took geometric forms and strategically pierced it with windows creating an impactful spot for its altar. The synagogue takes the shape of the great prow of a boat, moving forward, all the while carrying the faithful with it.