FORT COLLINS, CO, September 20, 2013: Brinkman Construction has completed the Islamic Center of Fort Collins (ICFC). The mosque is located on a 3.26 acre site at 925 West Lake Street just southwest of the Colorado State University campus.
The new facility allowed the ICFC to move from their previous location at 900 Peterson Street. They had occupied that space since 1980 and with the increasing Northern Colorado Muslim population, had been outgrowing it since 1996.
The design of the 18,000 SF, two-story center blends Islamic and Colorado architectural styles. It includes a prayer hall and mezzanine, library, conference room, lounge and multi-purpose room and an outdoor courtyard. The mosque is topped by a 70-foot minaret and 52-foot dome both topped with crescent moons. The currently unfinished basement provides an option for further expansion when necessary.
Bringing this center to fruition has been in the works for nearly 18 years. In 1996, an ICFC committee was formed to initiate the process of building a new mosque. Between the raising of funds and finding the right site, it wasn’t until March of 2012 that construction began. With the completion of the new building, the Islamic Center will be able to better accommodate their congregation while providing increased opportunities for community outreach and education.