The Ismaili Center Houston


Houston, TX, USA | Expected Completion 2024

For this FSA feature, we highlight the engagement Ismaili Muslims create between community and the arts. The six Ismaili Centers worldwide (London, Vancouver, Lisbon, Dubai, Dushanbe, and Toronto) are religious worship and cultural spaces that patronage architecture as a tool of empowerment, each designed by world-renowned architects to uniquely address established Islamic building traditions. The same philosophy is reflected in the work of The Aga Khan Award for Architecture, founded by his highness the Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, aimed to “identify and encourage building concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of communities in which Muslims have a significant presence.”