NU-Q’s new home

NU-Q’s new home

Northwestern University in Qatar has moved into its new, state-of-the-art location in Doha’s Education City. 


The new NU-Q building is located on the corner of Slope Roundabout, across from Sidra Medical and Research Center, and next to Georgetown University and the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies buildings. 

The Design

NU-Q building exterior
NU-Q building exterior

Architect Antoine Predock

The cutting-edge Northwestern University in Qatar campus was designed by distinguished American architect Antoine Predock. Predock traveled around the world, deriving inspiration from desert structures to give NU-Q’s new building a look and feel appropriate to Qatar’s culture, climate, and location.

LEED Gold certified

The four-story building is more than 500,000 square feet and has achieved a LEED Gold Certification. LEED certification, a mark of quality and achievement in green building construction, means healthier, more productive places, and reduced stress on the environment by encouraging energy- and resource-efficiency.

What's inside?

The new NU-Q building is designed to facilitate the functions and purposes of a modern school of media and communication, global and digital in all of its concerns.


  • three video production studios
  • two 150-person lecture halls
  • black-box theater
  • large events hall
  • multimedia newsroom
  • research library
  • gallery
  • classroom spaces
  • student life facilities
  • conference center
  • VIP welcoming space
  • office suites