In 2010 we built this 12,000 SF mosque in Bettendorf Iowa for the Muslim Center Quad Cities. Prominently visible is the two story glass curtain wall at the entry hall; another interesting detail is that we built it less than 10’ from one corner of the original MCQC building (an old farmhouse just to the right of the photo frame above) and consequently had to re-work part of the old building which was too close to the new MCQC, creating fire safety issues. In addition the new building was surrounded by a circular drive which kept space at a premium throughout construction; the original mosque hosted Friday services (jumas) along with other activities throughout the project duration so site coordination was crucial. The colorful rendering is architect Salim Rangwala’s original color scheme proposal, a beautiful work of art in and of itself.

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