CLIENT: Lighthouse Mosque | Imam Zaid Shakir
LOCATION: Oakland, CA
AREA: 6020 GSF
TEAM: Maryam Eskandari, Butool Jafri, Daniel Flagin, Bryan Mock
The Lighthouse Mosque was founded in 2007 by Imam Zaid Shakir in the heart of Oakland, California. Emulating the diverse community of the Lighthouse, the building was a historical bookstore that was often the gathering place of the grassroots Civil Rights Movement of the 1950's. The concept of the building was to adhere and celebrate both the community and the historical aspects of the neighborhood. The building is to be renovated, keeping the historical foundation and body, bricks, trusses and windows, adding a new set of office adjacent, that would represent the "lighthouse", a beacon of hope.