MEP Engineering Consultants & Geothermal Design for the new construction of a 15-acre mosque that has “become by 2015. TACC consists of five buildings—a mosque, Turkish bath and fitness center, fellowship hall, cultural center with performance hall, and a convent/monastery.
Allen + Shariff served as the MEP lead for the renovation of The Turkish American Community Center, which was designated the largest and most striking example of Islamic architecture in the Western hemisphere.
Located on 15 acres of land in Lanham, Maryland, TACC consists of five buildings – a mosque, Turkish bath and fitness center, fellowship hall, cultural center with performance hall, and a convent/monastery. The Fellowship Hall includes approximately 12,000 square feet of finished space with ornamental wood ceiling panels, stained glass windows, and wood millwork imported from Turkey. The building serves as the main reception hall for the campus and includes a full commercial kitchen.
The project was designed to create a campus for the Turkish American Community Center to share their values and culture with the local community. The Cultural Center includes approximately 25,000 square feet of finished space with interior stone work, a 40-foot skylight, offices, and a 200-seat performance hall.
The Mosque is a 12,000-square-foot main hall with an 80-foot concrete dome and accommodates 760 people. The white limestone and marble exterior shines brightly during the day and glows in the night with lights highlighting its many ornate features. The building allows the celebration of the Muslim faith and is the focal point of the project.
Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan attended the groundbreaking ceremony in 2013, and the building earned an ENR Best Project Cultural/Worship Award.
Client: Fentress Architects
Square Footage: 304,500
Services: MEP Engineering