SK&A provided structural engineering services for the development of the new Turkish American Cultural Center in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The center serves as a cultural home for the Turkish-American community within the Washington metropolitan area.
The 15-acre campus features multiple buildings positioned around a centrally-located Mosque with dual 210-foot tall Minarets (towers), an Ablution area, and two separate fountains. The additional buildings include a reception hall, Turkish bath/sports center, theology center, and guesthouse building, with shell space for a future school.
Underground parking (150,700 sf) for approximately 500 cars extends below the reception hall, Turkish bath, Mosque, and the landscaped/hardscaped plaza. The development also includes 10 individual single-family homes for guest housing. The buildings are designed to achieve LEED Silver certification.