At 515,000 square feet, the Northwestern University in Qatar building is three times the size of its previous home, and the largest institution of its kind anywhere in the world.
The new campus in Doha's Education City offers opportunities to increase programming at NU-Q, enhance its quality of teaching, and support a progressive agenda shared with the Qatar Foundation.
Cast against the capital’s skyline, the four-story facility was designed by renowned American architect Antoine Predock.
Having spent 60 years of his life in New Mexico, Predock is known for buildings that reflect the majesty of the desert and are integrated perfectly within it. Inspired by the familiar scale and sweep of the arid landscape, Predock designed a dramatic and literally monumental structure that at once acts as a great desert fortress and a sheltered cocoon; its rugged and weathered exterior shielding the technological oasis within.
LEED Gold certified
The building has achieved a LEED Gold Certification, a mark of quality and achievement in green building construction. LEED certification means healthier, more productive places, and reduced stress on the environment by encouraging energy- and resource-efficiency.