As in many religious commissions, the project began with discussions with a committee about what was needed and what was practical. Their help in solving the problems belies the negative connotations of "designed by a committee."
The ark was built for a congregation that worships in shared spaces, so it had to be portable. A skirt hides the casters, and wooden clamps gently hold the torahs in place as the ark is wheeled in and out of the sanctuary. Magnets incorporated in the Star of David door handle act as a latch. A translucent panel on the top of the ark allows overhead lights to illuminate the torahs.
Dimensions: 42"w x 72"h x 24"d