Overaa Green Project

Sufism Reoriented Sanctuary

Project Details

Winner of an ENR California Best Project Award and a finalist for a Global CEMEX Building Award, the Sufism Reoriented Sanctuary in Walnut Creek, CA was designed by the renowned architectural firm of Philip Johnson/Alan Ritchie. The 66,074 SF facility includes 46,000 SF of below grade space. The Sanctuary is mostly cast-in-place concrete with pre-cast, marble clad concrete domes. Over the course of construction, Overaa placed 13,000 CY of concrete and used a robotic total station to achieve strict tolerances, as the owners goal was to build a structure that lasts 700 years. In total, Overaa self-performed 25,175 hours of work for this project.

Sufism Reoriented
Walnut Creek, CA
Best Project Award of Merit, Cultural/Worship Category
Project Architect
Soga & Associates Architects Inc.
Design Architect
Philip Johnson/Alan Ritchie
Square Feet
Cubic Yards of Concrete
Ali Atri
  • Colby Powell

    Colby Powell

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Doug Espland

    Doug Espland

    Vice President

  • Danny Aitken

    Danny Aitken

    General Superintendent, Self Perform Group

  • Since the structure was to be built entirely of concrete, we sought out the best concrete contractor we could find. Overaa was recommended to us as hands down the best concrete contractor in the area. Our remarkable and delightful collaboration with Overaa in building the basic structure enables us to recommend Overaa in the highest terms, for a wide variety of reasons.

    Ira G. Deitrick

    President, Sufism Reoriented