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/.1 Who better m oversee the work of one than another? That was the thinking behind the stellar Fink and Paul Turok has produced the design for the Tidewater Leading Local Architects Traveled Nation to Develop Campus Design never thought an architect woukl be inch a clieng" says Turok who has designed YMCA centers and a variety of since emigrating to the United South Africa in 1986. "Andrew is and the entire is fortunate that he is willingly much time to coor&amp;ne dm who has three degrees in architmm in the  since 1976. His included NATO, the Navy, properties and medical his volunteer  for the Fink heads up the building an addition to Ohef Shobm qaul and his team of designers at Architecture are wonderful," says Fink, real estate. "Together we' re with our comractor, W.M. Jordan, to bring the buikh'ng in on time and on budget." Needless to sa, negotiating the sharing of space in a 126,000 sq. ft. hdlding has been a challenge. "Making everaxe happy is never easy," sa Fink, "but actual it has been exalting seeing leadership of the JCC, Heh-ew Academy and other agendes collaborate on various issnes and fmure out how to work tngether for the benefit of the entire community." What we will see, once the campm is open and operating in fall 2004, h, in the amhltects' "a stated<he art facility that combines practicality, an uplifting spirit of living, and a seine of community while blending in with its surroundings and environment." And, according to Fmk, it will not be "mdy or traditional but rather it will be comfortably classic and contempora. It will be both economically and , space efficient but also have an artistic flair.  Before hitting the drawing boards, Paul and Andrew traveled to Jewish campuses from New Jersey to Texas, from Florida to Arizona. he Arc'hic Andrew Fink and Paul Turok am ogaboroting on the design and constmc'tion of 'm davor.lewish Campus. fioor in the Cardo entrance area will have earth tones I/he we saw in Adanta," sas Turok he grand stalrease wln resead tbe one in Cberr Hill, the dining hall will be based on features we saw in Boca Raton, and the pools will have fun, interactive features you would normally only see in water path." In futme hsues of the Smaheastem Virginia Jewish News, look for more details on colors, spaces and features of the new Campus and check out www.jewishva.org for the latest renderings and updates. Study Confirmed the for Jewish Campus Off 1-264 By Hal Sacks community concentrated in a COmpared to Charbtte, where 68% of  families reside in only f'we zip code areas. where the concentration is 57%. here is just 46%. And where do we  thnlpton Roads? ?.002 Jewish Cxannmnity Demographic in Virginia Beach 50% in 1994), while 30% are in Norfolk in 1994). p6sir/, the number of d higher in Virginia Beach (800 400 in Norfolk). Together, that's a creating a quandary for Haw do we meet tht4r needs and in activities? I ohdm If we're olng the fadlities that have the hest dum a amtral Ioaaim,  Hal Sacks, who helped coordinate the 2002 Demographic Study of the Tidewater Jewish Community, w#h his granddaughter Hannah ,Sacks {left} and Jamie Eisner IrighO. nesry. Tbe site off the W'mhduck lad exit on 1"264 fit thehig But it takes mm duma new building t build a aro mamay. That's why ev'y Jewlsh' ,,e. t enmeed in ,m ++mmslve phnning Pmam+ "m d,tmlne t new  m'vi and staffing levels will be needed as we go forward. It's a tremendous challenge, and not without risk. 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