Those who have stayed in the Garden Apartment (GA) in the southern wing of the Albright campus in Jerusalem may no longer recognize it. We are delighted to announce its completed renovation, and are grateful for the generosity of an anonymous donor (and previous tenant), who felt passionately that the apartment be updated.
“The GA is now the nicest apartment on the property!” said Director Matthew J. Adams. “As the Albright moves to modernize, I want this and all future renovations to create a more professional atmosphere, and allow the fellows to be more productive and effective.” He and Associate Fellow Margaret Cohen conceived of the updates and the redesign. The apartment is now full of light, and boasts new amenities and furnishings, and feels clean, sleek, and modern. Facilities Manager Ashraf and Contractor Jimmy, in a whirlwind ten days, completely gutted and rebuilt the electrical system, installed recessed lighting and new hardwood floors, updated the plumbing, and repainted. “It is an amazing transformation,” said Annual Professor Jennie Ebeling, who, along with her family, is the first official occupant of the rejuvenated space. “Thanks to Matthew, Margaret, Ashraf, and everyone else who wrought this miracle!” The GA is one of three apartments on the Albright campus, and features two bedrooms and a study. For more information about living at the Albright, click here.