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Building a Muslim-American Identity: An Islamic College

dc.contributor.advisorKelly, Brianen_US
dc.contributor.authorZaman, Ahmeden_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-08T06:33:25Z
dc.date.available2011-10-08T06:33:25Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/12069
dc.description.abstractIn contemporary American culture Islam is often misrepresented and misunderstood. This thesis seeks to revive the Islamic intellectual tradition by using architecture and campus planning to construct a more accurate understanding of Islam in an American context. Designing an institution for Islamic higher learning will provide American-born Muslim scholars with the opportunity of assuming a positive role in society. The thesis explores repurposing and retexturing of West Berkeley, California as a method of weaving the Muslim American narrative in the design of Zaytuna College, America's first liberal arts Islamic College. The college itself will house students of diverse backgrounds, both Muslim and non-Muslim, accommodate prayer facilities for the neighboring Muslim community, and engage in interfaith and civic dialogue. The thesis will speculate on how the campus will evolve over time and identify a scale that is appropriate to its context.en_US
dc.titleBuilding a Muslim-American Identity: An Islamic Collegeen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentArchitectureen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledArchitectureen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledSocial researchen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledAmerican studiesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledAmericaen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledAmericanen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledcollegeen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledIslamen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledMuslimen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledtraditionen_US


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