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KAUST Earns AIA 'Top Ten Green Projects' Award

Feb 2, 2011 by

HOK earned its eighth recognition on the prestigious Top Ten Green Projects List with the 2010 selection of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) to the prestigious list. Commissioned by the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment, the annual awards program honors sustainable projects resulting from an integrated approach to architecture, natural systems and technology.

As Saudi Arabia's first LEED certified project and the world's largestLEED-NC Platinum project, KAUST is a new international, graduate-level research university established to drive innovation in science and technology and to support world-class research in areas such as energy and the environment.

HOK designed the 6.5-million-square-foot campus on a highly visible 9,000-acre site along the Red Sea, 50 miles north of Jeddah.

Multiple HOK design teams worldwide worked in tandem to integrate sustainability into the design and construction of the world-class, 26-building campus. Several hundred HOK people in 11 different offices on three continents contributed to the ambitious project, which was delivered within an unprecedented schedule from conception to completion in just three years.