The Northern Virginia Bahá’í Center is scheduled to open in September.
Michael Izadi, a member of the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Loudoun County and project manager of the Northern Virginia Bahá’í Center, said the new facility will serve the 3,000 Bahá’ís in the Washington, D.C.-metropolitan area.
The three-level building will be complete with classrooms, office space and an auditorium. The center will serve as a community meeting place for those who live in Loudoun and Fairfax counties and throughout the D.C.-metropolitan area. The process began in 1989, when 19 Bahá’í organizations located throughout Northern Virginia combined their efforts to purchase land to build a center. The groups hired a Bahá’í architect company, Amanat Art Design International, based out of Canada, to create their place of worship. The site work began in 2005.
"This has been a long time coming," Izadi said.
<1b>— Kim Centazzo