The Masjid Al-Nur is the center of religious, educational and social activities for the Muslim community in Olympia, Washington.
This new mosque is designed to integrate into a largely non-Muslim residential neighborhood.
The building combines the scale and materials of surrounding residences with Islamic design aesthetic of minimal ornament in houses of worship.
Geometric shapes form the basis of the design.
Skylights provide natural light in interior spaces, and create geometric light patterns on the walls.