Kuwaiti and American architecture firms to design university project in Kuwait

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American firm Perkins Eastman –  in a joint venture with SSH Design and Soor Engineering Bureau –  announced it has been awarded the master plan and design contract for the Technology, Business, Health Sciences and Education Complex by the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) in Kuwait.

The 12,000-student campus will comprise four colleges for technology, business, health sciences, and education, and will be located in the Jahra Governorate 39km from Kuwait’s capital.

The campus’ total area spans 23ha (230,000sqm). The contract’s  total value has not been disclosed.


“Our international design team is excited to collaborate with PAAET to create unique learning environments and memorable architecture at the Al Jahra Campus,” Steven Gifford AIA, principal and board director of Perkins Eastman said.

“The design will help PAAET be recognised in the international community as a leader in educating students to fulfill the future workforce needs in Kuwait and the global marketplace.”

“SSH is very proud to be appointed by PAAET on an educational project which contributes to the social development of Kuwait,” George Abi-Hanna, SSH Kuwait resident director added.

“This project is very much in line with our vision and mission, reinforcing SSH’s strategic partnerships and consultant of choice object.”




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