Islamic Education Center

Houston - Texas
Client: Islamic Education Center (IEC) Houston

SIR, Inc. prepared the master plan on a ten acre site in response to an RFP by the owners. The program of development included a 10,000 sq. ft. mosque, a 300 student school, and day care facilities with supporting amenities. The owners envisaged doubling the size of the school and the day care facilities in the future. The athletic facilities serving the school included a gym, squash court, swimming pool, and soccer field. The program also included a 14,000 sq. ft. banquet hall and a 3,500 sq. ft. restaurant. Retail space and approximately 50 apartments were envisaged for future development.

The master plan was conceived to be implemented in two phases. Required parking for Phase I would be provided on grade. A parking garage was needed to accommodate the required parking in Phase II. The mosque was located in a central open courtyard and constituted the focal point of the master plan.