Princess Noura Bint Abdulrahman University

Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA

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SM&W Contribution

Princess Noura Bint Abdulrahman University provides state-of-the-art educational facilities to nearly 60,000 students—the largest university in the world designed exclusively for women. Nearly all of the campus is registered with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, with four LEED Gold buildings.

Professionals from multiple offices in the United States and Middle East collaborated on the program, which included 15 colleges in the arts and sciences. Facilities included a medical center, a research center, a K-12 building, sports and recreation buildings, residences and a 700-bed, full-service hospital.

Our acousticians provided an exterior noise study of impact from a nearby airport as well as recommendations for sound isolation, room acoustics, mechanical noise control and vibration control for all facilities. We provided audiovisual and structured cabling design in all classrooms, media rooms, auditoriums and theaters. The IT team provided all active networks, telephony, horizontal workstation cabling and outside plant cabling for the campus. The medical equipment planners provided services for a 300-bed hospital, a simulation center, two cardiac catheterization laboratories and two electrophysiology laboratories.

Photo credit: Bill Lyons, Perkins + Will, Dar Al-Handasah

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