In November 2021, designs of the forthcoming Ismaili Center in Houston were presented at a special event hosted in Texas and streamed live around the world. Construction is underway and images of progress will be periodically shared here.

Established by Mawlana Hazar Imam for the Jamat in the USA and around the world, the new Ismaili Center will represent a dialogue between faith and world, East and West, traditional and contemporary, and between humanity and nature. The Ismaili Center, Houston will join several prestigious buildings commissioned over recent decades by institutions, designated under the broader category of Ismaili Centers, of which there are diverse examples in Dubai, Dushanbe, Lisbon, London, Toronto, and Vancouver.

An esteemed design team shared plans for the site’s building and gardens with civic officials, community representatives, architects, leaders from civil society, and the media.

March 2024 The Ismaili Center: Construction continues its progress. Welcome to this month’s glimpse of this landmark project. With each milestone achieved, we move closer to realizing our vision for the Ismaili Center Houston—a place of inspiration, contemplation, and community. Click here to see pictures and videos of construction progress.

January 2024 Ismaili Center Houston: Construction Progress. We are thrilled to present the latest construction update on the progress of the Ismaili Center, Houston. Significant milestones have been reached, marking notable progress in our journey. Click here to see pictures and videos of construction progress.

December 2023 Ismaili Center Houston: Construction Progress. We are thrilled to present the latest construction update on the progress of the Ismaili Center, Houston. Significant milestones have been reached, marking notable progress in our journey. Click here to see pictures and videos of construction progress.

November 2023 Ismaili Center Houston: Construction Progress. We are excited to share the latest Ismaili Center, Houston construction update video with the Jamat. Significant progress has been made as Level 5 decks have been successfully completed, marking the commencement of work on Level 5 walls and the roof. Our aim is to finalize the structure above ground by year-end. Additionally, the installation of glass curtain walls has commenced at Level 3 on the West side, further advancing the construction. Click here to see pictures and videos of construction progress.

October 2023 Ismaili Center Houston: Construction Progress. We are excited to share the latest Ismaili Center, Houston construction update video with the Jamat. We are nearing an important milestone, with the completion of the building's superstructure (above ground) targeted for completion by the end of this year. Click here to see a construction progress pictures and video

September 2023 Ismaili Center Houston: Construction Progress. We are delighted to provide an update on the ongoing construction of The Ismaili Center for the Jamat. We are nearing completion of the building's superstructure, with Level 3 walls completed and construction of the Level 4 deck underway. The star columns for the West eivan have been successfully installed, and the east and west walls of the social hall have been poured. Landscape work in the North Garden is advancing in both the Bayou and Gulzar Gardens. We've also planted additional trees and shrubs to enhance the overall landscape. We are dedicated to keeping the Jamat well-informed about our progress through regular video updates. With the unwavering support and prayers of the Jamat, The Ismaili Center is on track to become a magnificent source of pride upon its completion in the United States.   Click here to see a construction progress pictures and video

August 2023 Ismaili Center Houston: Construction Progress. We are thrilled to provide an update on the ongoing construction of the Ismaili Center Houston to the Jamat. The progress continues to be steady and promising. Construction of the building infrastructure is progressing well, with the completion of Level three concrete decks and the initiation of work on Level four decks. The installation of glass curtain walls has commenced in the education wing, spanning Levels one and two. The North Garden is also making strides with site concrete work, and we've begun planting in the Event Terrace, Event Lawn, and along the east perimeter fence. We are committed to keeping the Jamat informed about our progress through regular video updates. With the unwavering support and prayers of the Jamat, the Ismaili Center is destined to become a magnificent source of pride upon its completion in the United States. Click here to see a construction progress pictures and video

July 2023, Ismaili Center Houston: Construction Progress. All Level 2 walls and decks were completed. Social Hall and North Eivan decks were poured on Level 3. North garden hardscape work started in the Bayou Garden with some trees planted in the Event Terrace. Click here to see a construction progress pictures and video

June 2023, Ismaili Center Houston: Construction Progress. Work started on pouring Level 3 decks and Level 3 walls. Mechanical and electrical equipment, such as emergency power generators and chillers, were installed. North garden hardscape work continued, and started planting trees. Click here to see a construction progress pictures and video

May 2023, Ismaili Center Houston: Construction Progress. Click here to see a construction progress video
Work continued with the building superstructure (steel & concrete) and the north garden.  Work progressed on Level 2 walls and decks and work started on Level 3 decks.  Significant progress was made in the event terrace area of the north garden for the performance area.

April 2023, Ismaili Center Houston: Construction Progress. Click here to see a construction progress video

March 2023, Ismaili Center Houston: Construction Progress. Click here to see a construction progress video

Feburary 2023, Ismaili Center Houston: Construction Progress. Click here to see a construction progress video

January 2023, Ismaili Center Houston: Construction Progress. Click here to see a construction progress video

December 2022, Ismaili Center in Houston Construction Progress:
The central atrium and prayer hall steel erection are constructed. Two levels of the underground parking structure are constructed. Development has begun on Level 1 walls and columns, and the installation of the north eivan star columns are scheduled to begin in January 2023. Click here to see a construction progress video.

November 2022 Ismaili Center Houston Development Update. Click here to watch video  
We are pleased to present a video preview of the upcoming Ismaili Center in Houston, Texas. The ambitious project adjacent to the Buffalo Bayou park is dedicated to advancing pluralism, public understanding, and civic outreach. Once complete, the building and its gardens will be a welcome landmark for the Jamat and its neighbours in Houston and beyond.

May 2022, Ismaili Center Houston: Construction Progress. Click here to see a construction progress video

January 2022, Ismaili Center Houston: Construction Progress. Click here to see a construction progress video

This page will be updated with images and video footage throughout the Center’s construction.